: 11 acres
Java Rain resort faced a similar conundrum while being imagined at the foothills of the mighty Mullayanagiri hills, with a valley and the Chikmagalur town standing as scenic brethren. To achieve the balance,Cadence played the rustic-yet-contemporary card, bringing in locally sourced materials to stay true to the tone of the place.
The sharp-cut elevation and contours of the buildings are softened by wood inlays, and pebble-and-shrub walls. The roofs are mostly flat and mighty here, stretching out and enhancing their dramatic backdrop.
Java Rain will feature 10 villas, a restaurant, and a spa. But the cynosure will be the Tree House cafe. Fashioned like a stacked up tower of concrete chunks, it looks infallible and vulnerable at the same time. There will be a fountain structure here; a lake for viewing; and on all floors the feeling will be of open communion with nature. Coffee would
taste more stimulating at this elevation.