Goa is the one place where you will see the charm of coastal interior design styles in its true elegance. The goa homes feature a lot of influence of Portuguese and French, basically European interior design and decoration. However, a typical goa home design doesn’t undermine its own identity. It often presents a lot of vernacular and traditional handicrafts.
This post features three beautiful goa homes that are an epitome of soulful design. These homes carry a lot of inspiration for modern designers and amateurs looking for instilling life in their home designs!
1. Concealed villas from sP+A Architects and Studio Taan
If there was a competition for a perfect hideaway, this project would have bagged the first prize.
Named “Kasu Vana”, this project features constructing five four-bedroom villas concealed from the chaos and commotion of goa city life. These villas in Assagao make perfect hideaways.
Each villa is designed cleverly keeping in mind the lush landscape around. The Mumbai based sP+A Architects worked for making this style permeate the walls into the interiors as well. In this design, the forest (“vana”) takes centre stage and blends into the interiors. The clean lines and surfaces go exceptionally well with the neutral palette and designate the landscape as the focus.
Additionally, like many ordinary goa homes, the designers used a rich palette of natural, vernacular materials with defining tones and textures. For example, Laterite creates a strong accent in the double-height living room. At the same time, the herringbone-patterned strips of the stone add texture to the bedroom.
The house cleverly hides away in the surrounding lush landscape. Even the small details in the design create a connection. For example, the different shades of plaster on the upper-level walkway mimic the levels of this site with the artistic brass strokes creating a beautiful accent.
The designers admit to exercising caution while working on this project. They had to let the landscape takeover the focal attention in this project and avoid excessive and unnecessary decorations.
2. Goa Home Design with a meditative ambience from SAV Architecture and Design
The compelling view of this canal-facing goa home is definitely not to miss!
Located in a serene village of Siolim, this house sits elegantly on the shore. The property connects with the canal landscape and exemplifies a supreme execution of architecture and design. The name “Earth House” is very relevant to this heavenly work.
The rustic style goes exceptionally well with the stone and teakwood textures. Additionally, the exposed concrete roofs, vast overhangs, courtyards and lush palm trees infuse the space with the warmth and nature and raw materials. The palm trees make for a perfect indoor-outdoor connection that helps the landscape blend in with the house.
Designers Amita Kulkarni and Vikrant Tike from SAV Architecture + Design admitted to preserving the original existing trees and shaping the internal courtyards around these. This planned infusion of outdoor and indoor creates a distinctly tropical vibe, something inherent to most goa homes.
It is essential to keep the functionality of the design intact while creating the perfect interiors. Keeping this in mind, the designers worked to ensure a system in sync with the climate. This house is built to embrace the lovely goa rains and the different louvred spaces throughout the property keep the house cool and well-ventilated. Moreover, the double glazing and the north-facing windows allow minimal direct sun rays into the home while maintaining a well-lit ambience throughout the space.
In the interiors, the wooden artworks, rustic touch of teakwood and a trendy open layout creates a compelling warm and inviting home. The designers extensively used vernacular crafts and local materials to make the house fit in the surrounding landscape.
In the end, the designers were able to craft out amazingly relevant interiors with a timeless appeal! The vernacular materials and decor items are the highlights of these beautiful, soulful interiors.