Private Residence, Saratoga, CA
Inspired by the Indian style, the harmony of space and eastern forms are interwoven with regional traditions. Islamic foliated style arches, carved stone pillars and screens (jalis), and complex vaulted ceilings recall the Mughal forms of India. Special features of the 8,200 S.F. house include a full basement with wine cellar and home theatre, semi-circular stair, elevator, covered exterior porches, and large rooftop deck. An expansive folding French door system allows the living space to open completely to the outdoors.
4. Fluted columns These columns are a prominent feature in the interiors of havelis and palaces of Rajasthan. A typical fluted column comprises long vertical grooves that run along its length; it is further detailed with floral or lotus patterns on the base and top. As you see in the picture, columns in white marble combine with marble jalis to impart a sense of grandeur to the space. - rajeev_bedi