This Mumbai apartment on Altamount Road, Malabar Hill combines entertainment and urban seclusion in one of India’s most opulent addresses. A terrace apartment interior design by Rajiv Saini that blends indoor and outdoor spaces with contemporary elegance, the project is a bespoke residential jewel for a private owner, one of the designer’s longtime friends and clients.
Modern Mumbai apartment by Rajiv Saini
Saini worked for the same client’s main residence, another Mumbai apartment in the same building, about 15 years ago. The designer recalls: “Over the years we talked about doing another project together, a holiday home for the weekends, but somehow that never happened… So when the terraced flat went on sale, [the clients] They caught it with the intention of using it as fun pads and using it on the weekends.’
The lavish apartment spans a total area of approximately 4,000 square feet and the floor plan is gently divided between two wings surrounding a 2,500 square foot green terrace. On one side is a large living and dining area, kitchen, toilet and a bedroom with custom-made sliding doors that can be opened to the living area if needed. Opposite the terrace, on the other side, is a large media room with a big screen, furnished with a traditional Indian movie. mourning (a large bed). It serves as a multifunctional family room for watching movies, playing board games or reading a book on the lush, landscaped terrace. A work area with a small pantry and kitchenette nearby serves as a library or office for comfortable study at home.
Cast-in-place terrazzo mingles with solid, oiled teak joinery in soft tones, while the interior is elevated with a refined palette of materials. The interiors feature a variety of vintage and modern furnishings, including natural linen furniture and iconic mid-century paper lamps by Isamu Noguchi.
The terrace deck is expertly landscaped, adorned with tropical plants and partially shaded by a covered walkway connecting the two wings of this Mumbai apartment, transforming this rather typical outdoor space into a modern, open-air living room. From here, hosts can host or relax as a family perched outdoors at the bar, enjoying the sunset over Mumbai’s sea-facing skyline.
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