Get a Peek of This Incredible Architecturally Unique House in India

published Oct 30, 2019

Get a Peek of This Incredible Architecturally Unique House in India

published Oct 30, 2019
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Name: Diya P Choudhary
Location: Mysore, India
Years lived in: 30 years, owned

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Earlier this year, Apartment Therapy toured a global home every day of the month in August for The World At Home. There were so many wonderful homes to tour around the world there wasn’t an opportunity to showcase all that were photographed for the series! This tour from India is one. While only a small peek at Diya’s house, it’s a tantalizing view into architecture that’s utterly one-of-a-kind.

I visited Mysore, a city in the southwestern state of Karnataka in India with my Norwegian friend Sunniva last spring. Mysore is known for a historical and lavish palace and temple, open air markets selling sandalwood and incense, and it also seasonally draws an international crowd of ashtanga yoga students.

After Sunniva and I spent an afternoon wandering the market, I literally stopped in my tracks when I saw the Choudhary family home in a residential neighborhood. I had never seen architecture like this in my life—the white house is situated on a corner lot with circular motifs sprinkled throughout. The windows are round, the gate has a round door and windows—even the front door has a rounded top surrounded by a circular stained glass window.

The style of this home is unusual for Indian architecture—it was designed in the 1980s by a local architect. Although Diya lamented that the house itself poses problems—a lack of airflow being the main issue in hot southern India—she confessed people gush over the space’s unique and somewhat avant-garde design.

Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style: Even though everyone is mostly spread out, this is a home focused on raising a family.

Inspiration: Despite the architecture, the home is a fairly traditional Indian home.

Favorite Element: Charlie, an Indian Pariah with maybe labradoodle genes.

Biggest Embarrassment: The architecture and flow of the house is not very functional!

Biggest Indulgence: Local fruits and veggies from the nearby market.

Thanks Diya!

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