Mumbai’s bandra is famous for several reasons. From leafy, quiet back streets reminiscent of old world charm to posh high-rise buildings home to several Bollywood celebrities, there is so much to love in this neighborhood. If you’ve wondered what the houses in Bandra look like, we’re taking you to some of the most beautifully designed homes of the B-city celebrities. Look here.
1. Shah Rukh Khan & Gauri Khan’s iconic home, Mannat
Perhaps Bandra’s most famous landmark, Mannat, is home to one of India’s top celebrities, SRK and Gauri. In addition to being a tourist spot, the area outside of their home is also full of enthusiastic fans hoping to catch a glimpse of their favorite celebrity. Mannat overlooks the ocean and inside is filled with artifacts, hand-picked furniture, and a confluence of design styles – Italian, neoclassical, and with a dash of Indian elements. Gauri Khan, who runs her own design company, has carefully crafted Mannat with the help of architect and designer Kaif Faquih into a fabulously curated home with personal style, elegance and maximalist size.
2. John Abraham’s home in heaven
John Abraham’s luxurious penthouse in Bandra West called “Villa in the Sky” is located in a residential complex where two apartments have been converted into one modern two-story apartment. It extends over 4,000 square meters and offers an unobstructed view of the Arabian Sea through its floor-to-ceiling windows. The minimalist house was designed by John’s family business Abraham John and designed by his brother Alan. The team used local wood and green building practices wherever possible, making this home an award-winning and certainly envious space.
3. Lisa Ray’s whimsical home
A calming retreat in the middle of a manic city like Mumbai isn’t very common. But Lisa Ray happened upon a large, covered outdoor area in Bandra and decided to seal the deal and turn it into her sanctuary. She commissioned writer and interior designer Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi to design it after seeing its aesthetic in his Goa home. “I wanted a living feeling for the apartment, as if it were a parent house that was passed on.” The house has a Wabi Sabi design style with warmth and personality. Bespoke furniture, decorations from Jaipur and Goa, artwork and planters make this home a relaxing place to be.
4. Sidharth Malhotra’s Bachelor Pad
Sidharth’s house is a stylish bachelor pad designed by Gauri Khan. It features masculine elements, fine furniture, exquisite pieces of furniture and much more that fit perfectly into its Bandra accommodation. The design is done in shades of black, brown, and cream, and features floor-to-ceiling windows to maximize city and ocean views. The actor has his doggie Oscar to keep him company in this stylish block that contains all of the elements of a Bollywood star’s home – walk-in closet, mirrored walls, and a cozy area for some downtime.
5. The family nest of Kareena and Saif Ali Khan
Another celebrity power couple that Bandra calls home is Kareena and Saif, who have a son Taimur and another baby on the way. The family lives in a high-rise in a 4-BHK apartment in Bandra. Another apartment is in the same building, which is used as Saif’s office space and Taimur’s play area. Held primarily in dark tones, the splash of color is permeated by Taimur’s toys and space. Saif and Kareena’s home is cozy, low-key, warm, and homely, with an abundance of vintage artifacts, lamps, carpets, books, and photos.