This Hyderabad home by NA Architects uses Boca do Lobo’s covetable products
JUN 27, 2020 | By Paahini Agarwal
NR House is a private residence situated in the affluent neighbourhood of Jubilee Hills in Hyderabad that’s conceptualised by NA Architects, founded by Niroop Reddy. The interior design project is conceived as a gallery‐esque space with clear, open areas. Green homes are usually assumed to be simple and minimal but the design firm has managed an enviable balance for NR house. Its construction is awarded a Platinum rating as an IGBC Green home, while its interiors are decked using luxurious finds from renowned brand Boca do Lobo.
“The main goal was to achieve sustainability with luxury. We wanted to showcase that eco-friendly homes can be luxurious. Since this is our private house, we had complete creative freedom to experiment with the concept,” say the design couple Niroop and Rupana Reddy.
Located adjacent to a 20 ft, single glass opening and monolithic stone clad wall is the similarly heighted main door. It opens up to a living room, where a rustic, stone clad wall forms the backdrop. The space features a seating arrangement, complete with a cushy couch and Wave centre table, both by acclaimed Portuguese brand Boca do Lobo.
From here, the views are quite a sight for sore eyes. Looking outwards reveals a swimming pool that’s aligned to the length of the house, creating an illusion of continuous space. A pool deck with outdoor seating around a forest-like plantation is a reminder of beachy summer holidays.
Meanwhile, a look indoors reveals several pieces of boulders that have been cut and articulated to the desired shape to act as steps leading to the heart of the home. The dining area with the Heritage Dining Table by Boca do Lobo is further down and serves as an access point to the east garden.
The interiors of the lower level is designed to be an excellent spot for hosting friends and family, both indoors as well as outdoors. Two guest bedrooms are located on this same floor. A geometric staircase leads to the upper storey, which houses the more private parts of the home—the master suite and the children’s rooms.
The master suite opens up onto a large garden terrace, where city views can be enjoyed from the hot tub placed outdoors. The son’s room has two levels—it houses a lounge and study on the lower zone and a sleeping area with an ensuite bathroom on the upper one. A distinguishing factor in the daughter’s room is its modern classical white theme, adorned with handmade porcelain flowers from the brand Villari.
In the basement, beside the home theatre, is a 1920 old Lambretta scooter that is the focal point of the bar area. Here, high quality European furnishings and finishes are paired with midcentury design to add a touch of understated luxury.
Some of the green features in this home are the inclusion of organic vegetation and solar panels on the terraces as well as the use of clerestory windows that wash the interiors with natural light. Indeed, the home ensures an uninterrupted flow of light and air, adequate cross ventilation and views from each of the rooms to the surrounding canopy of trees.
The Reddys’ first objective for their private home was to try to maximise the perception of space. It has been achieved by creating generous outdoor covered spaces to give a sense of the interiors spilling outwards. An organic palette, semi precious and natural stone accents, rich textures, sprawling water features and structured ceilings, combined, result in a sophisticated hierarchy in this home.