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MAIA Estates' show home in Bengaluru's garden city is dipped in luxury, with contemporary and beautiful aesthetics that are unique to Neterwala and Aibara's designs

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27 Summit, a development by MAIA Estates, embodies Bengaluru's finest principles of integrating progressive design with an abundance of lush vegetation and amenities, exemplifying contemporary aesthetics for the garden city's global people. This show flat developed for MAIA Estates by interior design firm Neterwala and Aibara features huge windows, high ceilings, neutral toned wall panels, wooden architraves, and utility in its purest form.

You enter the huge exhibition flat through a 9 ft tall main door that stands on artistically patterned marble flooring in beige and grey with brass accents. "The MAIA brief was to design a show flat that would stand out from the rest of Bengaluru. "A prospective buyer should feel right at home as soon as they step into a large internal area surrounded by greenery and decks on all sides of the property," enthuse designer duo Neterwala and Aibara of Mumbai's three-decade-old bespoke design firm.

The moment you step in, you can feel the openness and scale of the space with ample natural lighting through large windows and glass façades. The four-and-a-half-bedroom apartment comprises a living room, dining area, living deck, drawing room, patio, chef’s kitchen cum bar, master bedroom deck, wet kitchen, and a utility and staff quarters. All areas are tech enabled with mood controls depending on the time of the day. Interestingly, “The idea to use the patio differently, came about during the pandemic,” shares Mayank Ruia, founder and CEO of MAIA Estate, revealing how it was previously visualised as a dining deck. Further adding, “The final design treated the patio as a wonderful transition area, bringing in lots of greenery and light. It is a place where one can enjoy a cup of coffee and read a book or even use it as their home office,” proving more depth to the overall floor plan. Turns out, the patio was indeed, the most challenging and eventually the most appealing space in the show home.

A blend of harmonious colour tones, materials, and textures are used to create an unsettling depth. Muted tones of green and blue are used throughout the furniture, with tinted veneers and muted marble compositions in shades of grey integrated smoothly as panelling or through door architraves. Exquisite artworks in specific spots add a splash of colour. Wooden panelings match the rich texture paint with emphasising brass inlays. The smart storage choices that are buried within the walls, not compromising the look and feel, as well as a well-thought-out furniture layout, have been a crucial driver for this space's functionality without breaking aesthetics.