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Indian Fashion Designer Tarun Tahiliani
Goa - Designer Tarun Tahiliani
29 th Jul 2011
A haunting mix of the traditional and contemporary, Tarun Tahiliani's house reflects the lazy, chilled out ambience of Goa in a way few places do. The Portuguese touch is very evident (the house is the remodelled version of an old Portuguese club), yet his sense of individuality is stamped in every aspect. It is a ‘dream home’ in the truest sense of the term and he wouldn’t have it any other way, the designer tells Masala! When did you decide that you wanted to build a house in Goa? About eight years ago, I came to Goa to visit some friends who lived by the backwaters. When I sat outside, watching the dense mangroves and the gently lapping backwaters, I had this sudden urge to build a house here. I bought my first property four days later. Who is the architect of this house? The architect of the first house was Arvind D’Souza. This particular house of which we have the photographs is an old Portuguese club called ‘Le Bougainvillea’ which had to be broken in parts and reconstructed. I did that myself along with the local contractor. So in a sense I became the architect of the remodelled house. A haunting mix of the traditional and contemporary, Tarun Tahiliani's house reflects the lazy, chilled out ambience of Goa in a way few places do. The Portuguese touch is very evident (the house is the remodelled version of an old Portuguese club), yet his sense of individuality is stamped in every aspect. It is a ‘dream home’ in the truest sense of the term and he wouldn’t have it any other way, the designer tells Masala! When did you decide that you wanted to build a house in Goa? About eight years ago, I came to Goa to visit some friends who lived by the backwaters. When I sat outside, watching the dense mangroves and the gently lapping backwaters, I had this sudden urge to build a house here. I bought my first property four days later. Who is the architect of this house? The architect of the first house was Arvind D’Souza. This particular house of which we have the photographs is an old Portuguese club called ‘Le Bougainvillea’ which had to be broken in parts and reconstructed. I did that myself along with the local contractor. So in a sense I became the architect of the remodelled house. What attracted Tarun the most about the property? What is the most challenging aspect of maintaining it? Who is his muse? The creative genius shares his space, thoughts and stunning pictures of his home in the new issue of Masala! magazine out on stands now.

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