Sep 15, 2011

House Beautiful ~ At Home with the Pappus

Today's house beautiful is in my hometown, Hyderabad, India. I had showcased a tour of Rama's inspiring home, from Bengaluru, India. Now, for a sneak peak into a very neat Courtyard house. 

Mrs. Chanda and Dr Pappu were kind enough to let me click pictures. It was a cloudy /rainy day, and my photography skills are still a WIP..so here we go!! This 2000 sq ft home has a very well groomed entrance


we walk into the porch, and onto the right is this terracota Ganesha surrounded by greens

A close up of the Ganesha (elephant god)..with a terracota bell


The porch overlooks a very neat swing and the holy basil prayer area 


I was in such awe of the entryway that i forgot to click pictures of the main door. This is the foyer and that granite mosaic ganesha was made by the contractor. :)


The foyer leads you to a meshed entryway (the contractor on the right..he was the contractor for my parents-in-law's home as well)

A huge open courtyard greets you as soon as you enter the house


The Pappus have a lovely Krishna statue under the tree and the whole house has painted rangoli

The living area with bedrooms and kitchen on all four sides of the courtyard

What i liked about the master bedroom - concrete seating, reminded me of really old Indian homes..:)


the prayer room 

I wish I could share more of this lovely home, but it was time to leave


Hope you enjoyed the house as much as I did...until next time...take care and have a great weekend!

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17 comments:

  1. Everything about that home was gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

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  2. Really love the way they have utilized all that space. open and warm at the same time. Thanks for sharing. The courtyard is just wow!

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  3. The house was beautiful & have designed it perfectly... The concrete seating in bedroom is so traditional:)

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  4. i loved the courtyard so much,the plumerai and the tulsithara...

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  5. Oh the courtyard!! What a perfect design and gorgeous open spaces. Love the master bedroom with concrete seating. Thanks Sudha for sharing this beautiful home:)

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  6. Lovely tour Sudha . I liked their warm welcoming porch.

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  7. I really loved the house. And the painted Rangoli really adds to its beauty, and it is so Indian and nice. The Jhoola and the Ganesha, and the bell everything has blended so well the theme of this beautiful house. Looks like it had been raining , and that added the shine to the flooring,& a smile on the plants

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  8. Lovely home, Sudha! Thanks for sharing. I loved the open courtyard and all that greenery is so re freshing.

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  9. wow..gorgeous home...specially courtyard and porch..Its a delight to see this beautiful home...Thanks Sudha.

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  10. Gorgeous, gorgeous, even on a rainy day:):) Absolutely loved the courtyard and the inside.

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  11. Its very good sudha and nice writeup

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  12. Hello! This is my parent's home! It is not only beautiful in design but also is a HOME in the truest sense of the word. Both my sister and I were married right there in the courtyard, surrounded by all the people we love. Now our children like to run around in the courtyard, swing on the swings and play hide and seek. The outdoors is indoors. We love going home! Thanks for featuring it!

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  13. Terracotta paints, beautiful rangoli on the walls, the ganesha and such lovely krishna under the frangipani.... simply divine.

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  14. Beautiful! Loved the courtyard and the garden especially. I am imagining a traditional function in this home, would be awesome fun with the women in colorful traditional sarees, laughter, and dancing in the courtyard :)

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  15. Man, I wish I could get a place with a courtyard like that. Gorgeous!

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  16. thank you everyone for your wonderful comments. I am happy that Ms Chanda and Dr Pappu allowed me to click pics and share it here...their wonderful home was very inspiring and as Ambika mentioned, i was told about the traditional ceremonies which happened in the courtyard...they surely must have been memorable for the family

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