Macassar House is a stately and opulent 6-bedroom villa tucked away in the towering woods of Assagao with a plot size of 1,495 sqm (approx.) Laterite – an ancient material used to build old Portuguese forts, is used in a modern way to create a latticework effect around the front door. This material provides excellent insulation against Goa’s summer heat.
The stairwell boasts of specially crafted cage lights in Gossamer Shibori textiles, drawing one’s eye to the towering height of the ceiling, while roof-to-floor windows around the home invite an abundance of green views.
The home is a sublime mix of design influences from across the world, with antique tribal rugs, crushed silk curtains & evergreen Bismarckia palms. The interiors have been handpicked from the markets in Istanbul and Marrakesh and give a vintage appeal with a modern twist.
There is a private courtyard at the centre of the house. It is a warm, adaptable place that is ideal for entertaining, dining, or even as a stage and serves as an open-to-the-sky living room to soak in lovely monsoon afternoons and magical nights under a full moon.
The landscape also reflects an African theme, and a wall of white bougainvillaea stands out against the night. The other encircles the villa as a meandering garden path lined with flourishing vines and plants.
With floor-to-ceiling windows, the bedrooms have a treehouse-like atmosphere to them, and the native wildlife outside is a satisfying and soulful experience. The garden is on the top level, where it emerges as a cosy, planted patio terrace overlooking glorious views of paddy fields, palm trees and misty hills. There is also a private pool and jacuzzi that is adjacent to the ideal sunset dip.
One of the many special spots is a modern and starkly minimalistic swing in the first-floor verandah that looks down into the courtyard on one side and to the horizon across the hills on the other. The family den is a sun-drenched room with captivating views on three sides.
A modern kitchen is fully equipped with two sizeable refrigerators, professional-grade HOBs, a microwave, smart ovens, and a dishwasher. The house has a huge utility room with a washer, a dryer, and lots of storage space. Other features include an elevator, Danish bathroom fixtures and ornate walk-in closets, and custom-made wooden flooring. There is constant perimeter security and CCTV coverage to ensure safety of residents.
Designed by some of India’s best architectural and landscaping firms, this villa is the only property in Goa to receive IGBC's "Platinum" sustainability certification.
Assagao, formerly a peaceful village with tree-lined alleys and lovely Portuguese homes scattered throughout, has now bloomed into one of Goa's most artistic neighbourhoods, vibrating with fresh, lively energy. It still has its charming personality and quiet spots, but it now exudes a modern attitude and a desire to explore new artistic mediums. Serene yoga retreats coexist with unconventional eateries and quirky cafés, while cutting-edge design studios are located next to concept stores and boutiques.
GOA RERA NO: AGGO05180157