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This Jalandhar home by 23DC Architects reflects a neoclassical tenor and an amalgam of art and antiquity

FEB 16, 2022 | By Rhea Sinha
Shaped to represent a triad of flora, a stone fountain of Indian white marble greets the guest at the entrance; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan
Monochrome Satvario marble flooring is seen in the double heighted lobby; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan
Equipped with their own sequester seatings, the master bedrooms feature an enormous floor plan; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan
All bedrooms comprehend a contemporary charm merged with embellished elegance in its decor; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan
Stationed on each end of the courtyard, the ground floor includes two master bedrooms; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan
Inspired by intricate elements of neoclassical design, the home embraces European influences in visual language; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan
An independent outhouse that acts as an entertainer's den accommodates a fully equipped gym for the family; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan
A monotonous moodboard of neutral tones and nominal marble textures run across the house, as visible on countertops and cabinetry of the kitchen; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan
Encouraging recreational activity in the outhouse is an indoor pool providing the household with privacy and repose; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan
The master suites perform as the architect's number one space in the project's design; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan
Set on a sizeable plot of 2.5 acres, The Grand Alabaster in Jalandhar is a mansion inspired by neoclassical architecture; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan

Echoing innuendos of indulgence, this 20,000 sq ft chateau by 23DC Architects in Jalandhar, Punjab is a neoclassical walk into a world of old-world charm. 

The magnum opus of principal designers Shiv Dada and Mohit Chawla, the architectonic objet d’art dubbed The Grand Alabaster sits atop a stupendous plot of 2.5 acres. 

Meeting the client’s instructions meticulously, the architects model a mirage draped in the drama of classical European construction. 

neoclassical Jalandhar home by 23DC Architects
White-washed walls in the living area craft a clean canvas for a splash of colour from silk carpeting and curtains from Warwick, Australia; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan

An alluring amalgamation of antiquity and art, this residence is discreet in its display of ostentation, as it goes on to define a perimeter between opulence and obsolescence. 

Mediated on a minimal moodboard of neutral and soft tones married with modest textiles, the project illustrates the image of a voluminous space. Further, factors like raised roofs bring in abundance of light and added height to the home’s design. 

neoclassical Jalandhar home by 23DC Architects
Fitted with brass railings by Grande Forge, the sumptuous staircase stands out in the hallways of the mansion; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan

Preceding the pronounced portico leading to the exquisite entryway, a statuesque stone fountain of Indian white marble representing a treble of flora welcomes the visitor in the manor. 

A prodigious 18 ft high solid wood duple door unveils the herculean double height hallway fitted with Satvario marble flooring. 

neoclassical Jalandhar home by 23DC Architects
Encouraging an ethical effort is the glass covered central courtyard incorporating the sustainable concept of indoor-outdoor living; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan

Towards the right, a large living room with a duplex ceiling unearths a sense of ritz featuring a splash of colour in silk carpet flooring and furniture from Alsorg set on a canvas of white walls. 

neoclassical Jalandhar home by 23DC Architects
Deep blue leather consoles set a sharp contrast to the subtle style of the muted lobby; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan

 

neoclassical Jalandhar home by 23DC Architects
The central glass covered courtyard permeates the home with natural light; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan

On the adjacent end, at the focal point of the elegant formal dining area is an enormous peacock mural engraved in Gwalior mint stone. Monochrome Satvario marble tabletops and walls create a subtle contrast against the beige soft furnishings and carpet flooring in the room. 

neoclassical Jalandhar home by 23DC Architects
A massive peacock mural etched in Gwalior mint stone strikes the onlooker’s eye in the formal dining room; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan

Positioned in the centre of the facade is the glass covered central courtyard, Introducing a conscious effort through its concept of indoor-outdoor living, the space ushers a green thumb by bringing in elements of nature and ample light into the home’s master design.

neoclassical Jalandhar home by 23DC Architects
Carpeted flooring brings in a whiff of warmth to the cold Satvario marble table tops and walls in the dining area; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan

Beyond the protected patio falling in line with the central axis of the residence’s entrance is the stately staircase outfitted in brass railings by Grande Forge. Glimpses of the fairy-tale flight of stairs come in view from the instant the onlooker enters the home. 

Jalandhar home by 23DC Architects
On the first floor, a home theatre as cosy as it is courtly steals the spotlight; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan

Quartered on one and the other sides of the courtyard are the master bedrooms. The suites also happen to be the designer’s best-loved space when it came to the construction of the project, as their rather sizeable floor plans allowed for the rooms to accommodate an assortment of elements embellishing the area. 

Sequester seating, recliners, ottomans, consoles and built-in bars and mini-fridges are some facets that furnish the favoured spaces.

Jalandhar home by 23DC Architects
The home is an alluring blend of antiquity and art; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan

 

Jalandhar home by 23DC Architects
The designers aim to narrate an iconic indulgent story from the entrance gateway to even the washrooms; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan

Forming the first floor are master suites, a guest room, a home theatre and a lofty lounge. Sheathed in a sober white, featuring lighting from Lieli and furniture from Alsorg, the feng shui of the lounge space falls in hand with the blanket design language of the rest of the property. 

A solitary supplementary structure in the back of the residence, an ‘outhouse’ serves as a centre for entertaining and recreational activities. Completed with an equipped gym and indoor swimming pool, the facade also looks out for the family’s health and fitness. 

Jalandhar home by 23DC Architects
Elements of eye catching luxury play a pivotal role in the residence’s master design; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan

 

Jalandhar home by 23DC Architects
Experimenting with the grandeur of scale, evidences of neoclassical aesthetics are perceptible in the powder room as well; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan

The manor manifests refined mid 18th-century neoclassical design while contemporary components introduce a European character rendering the space timeless. 

Jalandhar home by 23DC Architects
The Grand Alabaster designed by 23DC Architects in Jalandhar is a mirage of neoclassical design; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan

“We have been really particular to stick to one theme here, as we believe that an iconic project narrates a story right from the entrance gateway to the washrooms. The story must relate sentence-by-sentence from the beginning to the end, “ share Shiv and Mohit on their design language for the project. 

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