Location: Assagao, North Goa
Size: 420 sq m
Principal Architect: Sameep Padora
Principal Designer: Neha Sapre
Photography courtesy: Studio Taan
Kasu Vana is a group of luxury holiday villas located in the untouched heritage village of Assagao in north Goa. Featuring architecture and design planning by Sameep Padora & Associates and interiors by Studio Taan, the five villas are seamlessly united with the lush forest that surrounds them. The interior design was carried out to create an ambience that resonates with luxury living in a vacation home in a style that is modern, casual, relaxed, and plush at the same time. The material palette consists of warm and neutral tones, ensuring that the interior does not dominate the exterior but blends into the surreal landscape. Locally sourced laterite has been used to clad the exterior and highlight the central living area. Additionally, the floor-to-ceiling glass expanse stretches in both axes, giving new meaning to the term “living al fresco.”
Interior surfaces finished in lime plaster, and Kota stone add a rich yet subtle texture that combines the outdoors with the indoors effortlessly. The lime-plastered walls along the connecting bridge between the bedrooms finished in differing shades, mimic the undulations of the site’s natural topography. Hand-painted brass strokes accentuate the profile and add finesse. Another natural material, Kota stone, was used to pave the floors in the common areas. The same stone flooring, with a highly polished finish, has been cut and laid in a herringbone style in the bedrooms. Interior furniture has been curated to complement the lush natural surroundings of Assagao while providing residents with a luxurious atmosphere to rest and relax.