Navovado is a courtyard home built among large full-grown mango trees surrounded by paddy fields, rivers and lakes in a beautiful North Goan village. Navovado is the traditional name of our land in the Goa historical records. It literally translates to ‘New House’. We love the spirit of the name as we attempt to create a Bawa inspired home that retains the charm of a traditional Goan-Portuguese courtyard home and updates the same with indoor-outdoor spaces fit for the luxury of modern country living.
Life at Navovado will be centered around the large central courtyard designed to be an extension of the kitchen, living and dining rooms. The walls dividing the living spaces, verandah and courtyard are designed as sliding glass doors that open to create a seamless flow between the indoor and outdoor spaces. The central courtyard also houses a private swimming pool and a pool pavilion that encloses the courtyard with an added sense of privacy. Cool breeze from the swimming pool floats indoors and we envision leisure filled days spent here, cooking, eating and making lasting memories with family and friends.
Navovado has 4 en-suite bedrooms, 2 on the ground floor and 2 on the first floor level. The two ground floor bedrooms have picture windows facing the central courtyard and have their own dedicated private verandahs. The master bedroom on the first floor enjoys complete privacy with an extra large luxurious bathroom and a large terrace. In addition, a viewing terrace is provided on the highest level to enjoy endless views of nearby paddy fields, backwaters and hills.
The overall scale of the house has been designed to integrate with the existing village landscape.
All photographs courtesy Sanjeet Wahi.