When presented with the opportunity to build a new family home, Joseph already knew his direction. He wanted a quaint, rustic setting where they could feel at home, in a rooted sense. The moment you step foot inside the property, an air of safety and homely warmth sets in. The garden is lush and whimsical. There is a small pathway through the bevy of flora and charming garden ornaments that leads up to a grand hand-carved wooden entrance, complete with temple-style pillars and brass door knockers.

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The home feels like a natural extension of the garden. The entire house is a bright, spacious nest of antique furniture, family heirlooms and meaningful things. Joseph drew a lot of inspiration from traditional temple and church design in India.The combination of traditional Indian hand-carved furniture and the western classical stained glass gives the home a subtle touch of diversity.

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