Welcome to the glorious Esplanade House

opening

stairs 2

Ceiling

Carving

Motif

upstairs

Door

Tata

exterior

Interiors: Esplanade House (1887)
Waudby Road, Esplanade, Bombay.

Esplanade House, the palatial residence of industrialist Jamsetji Tata (1839-1904) has been restored to its former glory.

The painstaking restoration work, which took over a decade, was carried out by conservation architect Vikas Dilawari and was funded by the current owners of the building, the R. D. Sethna Scholarship Fund.

Our next photos series will focus on the intricate tiling patterns found on the various floors of the mansion.

Photos courtesy Jasmine Driver for Parsiana magazine.

http://bombaywalla.org/interiors-esplanade-house-1887/

4 comments

  • Zarine Soli Udwadia.

    Gorgeous, beautiful, eye boggling – what the Parsi Sethias were and what has become of us today – bickering, abusive, greedy!

  • Kersi Bellihomji

    My late paternal aunt (My Dad’s sister) Banoo Billimoria once lived in Esplanade Court. Is this the same place? Kersi Bellihomji

  • A proud Heritage not just for the Parsi community but for India as a whole . Vinod Sahgal

  • The Great Mr. Ratan Tata deserves nothing but THE BEST OF EVERYTHNG IN THE WORLD.

Leave a Reply to Surendra Pai Cancel reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.