The creative team at Spasm Design completed The House with the Gabion, a serene getaway surrounded by green valleys in Lonavala, India. The project makes the most of the scenic Pawna Lake while addressing the living needs of the owners.

“This country home is defined by an eight foot thick Gabion wall, which acts as a spine, from north to south,” the architects explained. “The break in the Gabion becomes the point of entry into a densely planted courtyard that frames a phenomenal view.”

The interiors are bright and spacious with charming rustic elements exuding their warmth. Open showers, high ceilings, terrazzo en-suites and brass lamps add to the overall breezy atmosphere.

“The infinity pool sort of drifts away from the veranda as a reflective mirror plane, pointing to the peak on the opposite shore,” the designers added.

This is a high precipitation area, so a full-length rain collector was installed. The system ensures that water shed by the roof is tamed and redirected away from the veranda. A perfectly manicured lawn surrounds the property and creates a seamless visual connection with the neighboring hills.

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