The Top of the World: Super-Luxurious Maheshwari Triplex by ZZ Architects
This stunning triplex apartment is the creation of ZZ Architects of Mumbai — an expansive dwelling of over 7,000 square feet. Its three floors, connected by an internal elevator and wood stairs, divide into “public” areas — living and lounge — versus “private” areas such as bedrooms, terrace, and Jacuzzi. A single material — travertine marble — is a constant from one part of the dwelling to another. Additional elements in the luxury palette include natural unfinished stone, seasoned wood, Moroccan wall covers, contemporary Indian art, Italian marble, gemstones such as mother of pearl, and bronze metallic surfaces with lacquered veneers used in the kitchen. And, although it’s part of a larger apartment building, this particular unit also has terraces literally carved out of it — for just that extra dollop of luxury.
Entertaining is easy in this well-appointed space: the living room invites conversation — or a casual perusal of the treasures on lighted shelves. It segues easily into the kitchen and bar, with a handy island for quick snacks or beverages. The bedrooms are a study in contrasts: One is a contemporary tranquil haven of neutral bedding — with dramatic art that injects reds, oranges, and a touch of blue into the room. The other flips the style paradigm over, with a traditional landscape painting and a rich terra-cotta and brown “headboard” wall behind a bed that seems to float. The “star” of this level, however, is the renovated bathroom — a marble enclosure with Jacuzzi, sumptuous shower, and corner window with a fabulous view. From room to room, detail to detail, Maheshwari Triplex is elegant in style; a sophisticated spot where the “elite” can meet.