A Minimalist Weekend Retreat In India Surrounded By Lots Of Lush Greenery

Breezy bamboo screens, textured walls and huge panorama windows help this beautiful weekend retreat really be in sync with the landscape and the natural surroundings. This little slice of paradise is situated in Pune, India. The house was completed in 2020 by studio SAK Designs and was meant to be a real scape from the city, a serene and tranquil retreat in harmony with nature. 

The large panorama windows expose the interior spaces to the beautiful viewsView in gallery
The large panorama windows expose the interior spaces to the beautiful views
A cantilevered terrace with a lovely canopy roof overlooks the swimming poolView in gallery
A cantilevered terrace with a lovely canopy roof overlooks the swimming pool
The living room and dining area have an amazing courtyard filled with lots of lush greeneryView in gallery
The living room and dining area have an amazing courtyard filled with lots of lush greenery

At first sight, it becomes immediately clear that the building doesn’t try to replace or suppress the landscape but rather to complement it and to put an emphasis on its natural beauty. The beautiful flora and fauna of this place change with the reasons and really bring this area to life, both inside and out. As for the architecture, this is a wonderful example of how minimalism can make a powerful statement. 

The bedrooms open onto the garden and enjoy a really peaceful and tranquil viewView in gallery
The bedrooms open onto the garden and enjoy a really peaceful and tranquil view
The pool and the lawn are situated on a much lower level compared to the houseView in gallery
The pool and the lawn are situated on a much lower level compared to the house
From inside one can also enjoy a view towards a small manmade lake View in gallery
From inside one can also enjoy a view towards a small manmade lake

The house is surrounded by a series of beautiful outdoor areas like a deck with a built-in bbq area, a swimming pool situated on a lower level compared to the building, a cantilevered terrace and even an artificial lake. Inside the decor is super simple which allows the emphasis to be on the views and the lush greenery that makes its way inside in a seamless manner. The design is simple and pure and that’s what makes this such a wonderful and relaxing retreat. 

The furniture and decorations inside the house are very simple and prioritize the comfort of the inhabitantsView in gallery
The furniture and decorations inside the house are very simple and prioritize the comfort of the inhabitants
The living area and the terrace communicate seamlessly through the sliding glass doorsView in gallery
The living area and the terrace communicate seamlessly through the sliding glass doors
This cozy bedrooms has its own little balcony overlooking the dense vegetation outsideView in gallery
This cozy bedrooms has its own little balcony overlooking the dense vegetation outside