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2. The dark-toned long, open staircase minus a railing acts as the perfect foundation for the bright red wall that rises above it. Note how the greenery around it helps soften the look of the staircase. Take a look at these staircase designs that wow
The daughter’s room on the upper floor opens onto a terrace deck with stairs leading down directly to the garden.This home tries to minimise its environmental footprint by employing methods like recycling of water via a non-chemical based recycling system, rain water harvesting, use of solar energy for water heating, and by using local as well as recycled materials for the structure. These interventions exist in addition to the organic farm run by Chitra and their formidable and devoted housekeeper, Reba. The farm occupies the rest of the property along with Gopi’s Walipini (an underground greenhouse) for growing vegetables in humid conditions, and an overground greenhouse for exotic plants.Gopi Gopalakrishnan hopes that the roof tiles can be converted to solar shingles once they become affordable in India. “Most of the energy needs of the home can be met internally without compromising on the overall aesthetics,” adds Gopalakrishnan.