Set against the picturesque scenery of Bekal, The Ratnakar house sits in contrast to its vernacular surroundings. The recessed massing of its form allows the house to blend organically into its surrounding landscape. The structure is built using laterite stone found in the area. Keeping in mind the expanse of the site, the interior spaces open into lush landscape courts that provide a visual relief. The living area opens out into an outdoor deck overlooking the swimming pool area. The adjoining jaali wall, which gives you a glimpse of the pool yet maintains privacy from the main entry way.
The ground floor consists of public spaces – Living, Dining, Kitchen and the Puja area. The first floor houses the guest rooms, children’s bedroom and a family room. The house overall boasts of a tropical modernist aesthetic, yet the use of locally available material grounds it to its vernacular roots.