Alibagh often referred to as the Hamptons of Mumbai, is the location of choice for the Second Homes of Mumbai's many. It is here, in the hilly village of Katalpada set amidst an exceptionally beautiful context of rolling undulated landscape, boasting of instagrammable views and surrounded by several picturesque hills, earmarked to be forest lands, does Aurelia find itself situated. The city-based clients wished for their weekend home to offer an experience that is a near impossibility in an urban context such as Mumbai – luxurious larger than life outdoor living, and a feeling of being one with nature. Programmatically, the brief given was clear – an annex to their existing structure in the form of a standalone two bedroom home, having a spectacular pool - a pool that utilizes the landscape as the primary design element, overshadowing the program of the old and the new and becoming the glue that ties together the home.
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