The design has influences from the traditional homes of South India with its central open courtyard and the living spaces all around it. The extensive use of wood, traditional design of the columns, the interior styling and colour palette all add to its character.
Being semi-retired, they wanted to spend a lot of their time in the garden. The deep recessed east-facing verandah receives sea breeze in the mornings and is a welcome break from the conditioned interiors. Over the years this has become the focal space that all family members gravitate to.