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Pinnacle House, Mumbai

“The client wanted to amplify the spaciousness of the four bedroom duplex apartment making it boundless as well as give a distinct appeal to the entire space making it aesthetically pleasing.  Keeping every aspect of client’s brief in his mind, we started conceptualizing the design of this luxury apartment”, says Ar. Manish Dikshit, Aum architects

The four bedroom duplex Pinnacle House, Malad, Mumbai by Aum architects comprises the entrance lobby, bar, dining area, living room, kitchen and guest bedroom, with a large balcony for the living area & guest bedroom giving a marvellous view outside. Amongst the 4 bedrooms, one is master bedroom, guest room & two of the bedrooms are meant for his kids. 

The entire house has an extraordinary décor. The unique focal point of the apartment is its ‘height’; keeping this in mind every element is designed. The penthouse has an eclectic design approach. Though each room has been predominantly done up in a style; the same has been adapted to evolve as per the user. 

The entrance lobby outside the house has been done up completely in Michaelangelo marble. Including the door, all vertical surfaces has been done up in the marble. Though the material is the same application is different. We custom made mosaic in the same marble, metal inlay and use of wooden rafters are some of the elements. 

The living room is divided into an informal lobby space on entering. A dense tropical foliage has been set up along the wall of the staircase on the right. A diagonal pattern has been created on the floor to segregate this area visually. At the periphery, four fluted glass panels framed in MS frame have been placed. Smaller details are key to making any design timeless. We added mother of pearl inlay at the end of this patterned flooring. It also adds a very glamorous touch to the whole set up. A chesterfield sofa in this bobby spaces compliments the greens facing it. A glass centre table has been provided so that the floor pattern is not disturbed by the furniture pieces.  A small niche in the corner has been converted into a bar. 

The formal living room comprises of a seating area and also the dining. The dining has been distinguished with a vault ceiling. The background to the dining is the silhouettes of the tropical jungle that has been created. We intentionally picked a true scale antelope to sit amongst the jungle; peeking through the partition as an element of surprise. The seating in the living room is more on the minimal lines with an influx of subtle modernity. Orange rust chesterfield (stitching only) sofa set with a black and white striped carpet that forms the base of this seating. A long window opening spilling over into the balcony forms the extension of the living room. Custom made units sit on the opposite side of the seating area; these are finished in botticino marble and mirror. The balcony has been cocooned to be wrapped in a rustic ACP panel from Aludecor. 

Private areas such as the master bedroom and sons, daughter’s bedrooms are segregated on the top level. The floor-to-ceiling windows in most of the rooms add up its beauty, highlighting it more by vertical furniture designs and panelling. Cross ventilation and natural light filtering has enriched the home with shading elements, animating spaces with the shifting of the sun rays all day. Being inspired by science fictions & technologies, we implemented in son’s bedroom ‘Steampunk’ – a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. The Hexagonal suspended sheets make a very interesting pattern on the ceiling which is the most eye-catching point. 

A theme of ‘French Riviera’ concept for the daughter’s room is given. French Riviera is basically a Mediterranean coastline in the southeast corner of France. The elements like brick painted walls with rustic veneer used gives a very happening & fresh which is perfectly reflecting the theme. The master bedroom has a stark black Marquita marble flooring. Coloured accents inspired from a tropical take have been used with the focal wall painted in citron shade with diagonal bands painted in a lighter tone. A wire mesh tall floor lamp and wall art adore the wall. An armchair in leather and coffee table complete is relaxing and comfy corner in the bedroom. The bed back has a backlit panel. The bed itself has been cladded in suede leather. The master bedroom has a very rich South American accent and inspiration. 

The hand-carved sandstone jaali design adds up a traditional touch in the puja room & makes the space peaceful & spiritual. This is a family room at the upper level where all the bedrooms are. The creative console, mesh chairs & the bookcase are eye-catching & draw architectural detail. The double height void overlooking the breakfast table at the lower level has been cladded with diamond-shaped wooden pieces. 


fact file

  • project:  Pinnacle house 
  • location: Malad, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • team Aum: Manish Dikshit, Sonali Pandit, Nachiket Borwake 
  • plot area:  3750 sq.ft.
  • date of completion:  October 2019 
  • photographs: Prashant Bhat


  • lighting fixtures: Hybec
  • glass and mirror: Royal glass – Saint Gobain
  • hardware: Dorma / Hafele  
  • windows: Beautex
  • air conditioning:  Samsung cassette
  • veneer: Timex 
  • kitchen: Grandeur
  • ACP: Aludecor
  • wall cladding: marble
  • partition: MS frame with ribbed glass. 
  • kitchen countertop: Dupont Corian

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