The Monterio House
The client, a well-established builder in Mangalore required a home away from the hustle of modern day life. Located in an upscale residential area of the city, the house overlooks a terraced landscape which terminates at the road. The house, positioned at the rear of the site, is designed with majority of living spaces towards the terraced garden. The upslope is used to emphasize the stateliness and the contrast of exposed laterite and smooth plaster creates a harmonious amalgamation of material. The horizontal massing allows for the intertwining of interior spaces with external landscape. The interior finishes are rich and opulent, in response to the client’s requirements. The floors are finished with the luxurious Satvario marble and the interior color palate is in the tones of woody brown and beige.