Aman Mehta / April 3, 2019
A scenic riverside location in Wagholi, along the eastern corridor of Pune, is the address for India’s first branded luxury-villa project. Real estate frontrunners, Panchshil Realty, in collaboration with acclaimed British interior designer, Kelly Hoppen, MBE., have created an architecturally rich and environmentally vibrant locale, offering one of finest luxury living experiences in India.
With a lush green park at the heart of the development, the project is conceptualised for living in synergy with nature. The YOO Villas themselves are products of outstanding design and craftsmanship, making the entire concept a landmark for Indian real estate.
Of the two-villa types currently available, the V3-type villas have been designed to ensure generously planned living spaces for the entire family, with four lavish bedrooms, two car parking spots and attached staff quarters. The more opulent V2 villas feature five bedrooms, four car parking spots, two staff quarters, and even a private lap-pool. Beautifully landscaped front and rear yards come with water features, like granite water-walls and koi ponds, and lush landscaping all around.
Kelly Hoppen adds her signature to the project by employing three interior style palettes: Urban, Sea Breeze, and Vintage. In keeping with her ‘East meets West’ aesthetic, the YOO Villas serve as a canvas for her expression of a simple yet luxurious style, with clean lines and neutral tones, offering an almost ‘spiritual approach to design’. The entire enclave offers rich visual experiences like verdant landscapes, seasonal flora, broad tree-lined avenues, jogging and walking tracks, a water stream and three water bodies running through the central park.
The icing on this truly extraordinary cake is the exclusive Panchshil Club. The members only club comes with a super-sized swimming pool, lounge, restaurant, fitness center, tennis court, business center, convenience store, sauna/steam room, salon and even a cards room, among other facilities, all of which have also been created in Kelly Hoppen’s unique design language.