Mumbai: 5 beautiful Bandra houses owned by Bollywood celebrities
Bandra of Mumbai is famous for several reasons. From the green and quiet alleys that remind you of old world charm to the sumptuous skyscrapers where several Bollywood celebrities reside, there is so much to love about this neighborhood. If you’ve often wondered what the houses of Bandra were like, we take you inside some of the most beautifully designed celebrity-owned B Towns. Have a look.
1. Emblematic house of Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan, Mannat
Perhaps Bandra’s most recognizable landmark, Mannat, is home to one of India’s biggest celebrities SRK and Gauri. Not just a tourist spot, the area outside their home is always teeming with enthusiastic fans hoping to catch a glimpse of their favorite star. Mannat opens to sea views, and inside, is filled with artifacts, handpicked furniture, and a confluence of design styles – Italian, neoclassical, and peppered with Indian elements. Gauri Khan, who runs his own design company, has painstakingly transformed Mannat into a fabulously organized house of personal style, elegance and maximalist grandeur, with the help of architect-designer Kaif Faquih.
2. John Abraham’s House in Heaven
Named ‘Villa in the Sky’, John Abraham’s luxury penthouse in Bandra West is in a residential complex where two apartments have been converted into a modern two-story apartment. Spanning 4000 square feet, it offers stunning views of the Arabian Sea through its floor-to-ceiling windows. The minimalist home is designed by John’s family business, Abraham John, and conceptualized by his brother Alan. The team used local wood and green building practices wherever possible, making this home an award-winning and surely envy-inducing space.
3. Lisa Ray’s Whimsical House
A calming retreat in the middle of a manic city like Mumbai is not very common. But Lisa Ray stumbled across a large covered outdoor space in Bandra and decided to seal the deal and turn it into her sanctuary. She commissioned the design from interior designer-author Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi after witnessing its aesthetic in her Goan home. “I wanted a feeling of home for the apartment, as if it was an ancestral home that had been passed down. The house has a Wabi Sabi design style with warmth and personality. Custom-made furniture, décor pieces from Jaipur and Goa, artwork and planters make this home a relaxed space.
4. Sidharth Malhotra’s Bachelor Pad
A sleek bachelor apartment designed by Gauri Khan, Sidharth’s home showcases masculine elements, lavish furnishings, exquisite furnishings and more that blend seamlessly into his Bandra abode. Infused with shades of black, brown and cream, the design also features floor-to-ceiling windows to maximize city and sea views. The actor has his dog Oscar to keep him company in this stylish rug that has all the elements of a Bollywood star’s home: walk-in closet, mirrored walls and a comfortable space for downtime.
5. The family nest of Kareena and Saif Ali Khan
Another celebrity couple who have made Bandra their home are Kareena and Saif, who have a son Taimur and another baby on the way. The family resides in a tower in a 4-BHK apartment in Bandra, with another apartment in the same building which is used as Saif’s office and Taimur’s playground. Primarily decorated in dark tones, the pop of color is infused throughout Taimur’s toys and room. Saif and Kareena’s home is comfortable, understated, warm and inhabited, with a plethora of antiques, lamps, rugs, books and photos.