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A Quick Glimpse into Theme Homes

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Most of us love everything custom-made these days, be it clothes, shoes or furniture. And now it’s time for custom homes. With a lot of Indians travelling to international destinations, be it for work or leisure, they are now getting increasingly aware of international trends, that extend to fashion, cuisines, lifestyles and homes. As a result, theme-based real estate development is gaining prominence amongst modern-day home-buyers.

This shift in consumer minds has in a way helped Indian real estate developers to make their project stand out from the rest. Here are a few distinct themes that are either becoming increasingly popular in India or are the country’s first:

Biophilic Architecture
Theme-HomesA design ethos that blends nature and architecture, the Biophillic style creates living spaces that are invigorating, inspiring and comforting. Incorporating natural elements like flowing water, green roofs and airy open living spaces help residents reconnect with nature. The local hillside ecology and topography are researched to design a master plan that helps the structures merge effortlesssly with the environment. Myst is India’s first such biophilic residential development that blends contemporary design seamlessly with the unique ecology of the Kasauli Hills. The expansive mountain views, indigenous plants, clean air and cascading streams add a new dimension to luxury living.

Mediterranean Style
14Mediterranean-themed homes like La Montana in Pune have terrace layouts that give you a great sense of space, while you breathe in fresh air thanks to the lush landscapes around. Porticos, classic arches, cut-stone facades and terracota railings are the highlights of the buildings. Stone, red-roof tiles, wrought iron and stucco are some of the elements which bring life to the Mediterranean concept. You can stroll along the township’s walkways and pebbled garden paths or lawns, passing through the open plazas and courtyards. All of these combined are no less than a treat to your soul.

Spanish Lifestyle & Architecture
15A style that revives the architectural trend of the early Spanish colonies, Santorini in Chennai offers distinctively conceptualised homes and intimate low-rise architecture. The exotic homes come with one-of-a-kind exclusive podium gardens, a lavish clubhouse with modern amenities and a vast expanse of green spaces. Truly, a lifestyle that is superlative and unparalleled!

       
       
       

Green Architecture
16Now here’s an invitation to holistic living with pre-certified green buildings that ensures cool air, with an increased ventilation of 30%, is funneled into homes with East-West orientation, providing ample light, while the south-facing sun-shading fins keeping the heat out. All of this is part of a master plan incorporating an interesting interplay of mid and high rise towers at Amantra, Mumbai that weaves in the elements of nature. There couldn’t be a better way than this to live green and eco-friendly.

A luxurious life has just got much more interesting with several such options for new home buyers. NRIs and HNIs are absolutely spoilt for choice. All one has to do is choose an ideal theme that reflects their personality. With an almost custom-made home, is there much to dream for? You are already living your dream, aren’t you?

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Home – The best New Year Party destination!

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December is upon us and with it so is the end of 2013. Surely, Christmas is one huge highlight of this month (the details of which constitute an entirely different blog) but there is also another event, one celebrated across the planet, that stands sentinel at the end of the year. Yes, we are talking about the ever exciting end of the year and the beginning of the new one.

Having a plan for the New Year is a pre-requisite and cooler the plan, the higher is your rating on the hipster scale. Though we start thinking about this one a few months before it actually arrives, we usually end up at nothing concrete until the last few days as you don’t want anything to go wrong with it and want it to be better than the last few years. So, along with the F&B and a guest list that has a tendency of changing at hourly intervals, comes the most important factor – the venue.
New Year parties have been known to erupt in locations ranging from shady dorms to the best night clubs on the planet earth. The grandeur of the venue is often directly proportional to the budget allocated for the event. But, what if there was a way to ensure that less is more? Apparently, as most metro citizens have discovered, there is a way. This way we are talking about also goes by the name ‘House parties’.

17According to the Wikipedia definition, a house party is ‘typically a type of party where medium to large groups of people gather at the residence of the party’s host. In modern usage, a house party is typically associated with teenage or young adult crowds, loud music and dancing. Historically, the term has also referred to more genteel gatherings at country estates, lasting anywhere from several days to weeks.’
Pubs and clubs with their million and one restrictions have made letting down your hair and partying hard a distant possibility. That, along with the excessive amounts spent on food and alcohol rarely makes such outings worth the money. If the venue is an unfamiliar one, it’s difficult to feel ‘at home’ there and because of these reasons most people are going the house party way.
And who said a house party cannot be compared to the likes of those happening at the best nightspots? Businesses have also noticed the rising trend and have specialized services meant to help you plan, feed, and even clean up after your bash.
So, decide what your 2013 theme is going to be, get that guest list ready to the last guest and welcome the new year right from the comforts of your home and with the people who matter the most. Are you game?