Tucked peacefully away into the high montane forests of the Sahyadris, the Shillim Residences is an idea that took 25 years to bloom.
Nestling alongside the picturesque Shillim Retreat, the Shillim Residences started from a reforested mountain and valley scape. One that was laid bare by soil erosion, farming, crop burning, and grazing once upon a time.
Local know-how combined with the experience of an international team of landscape architects, engineers, and environment specialists then rebuilt the fragile, broken landscape.
Nestling beside the sprawling Shillim Eco-Wellness Retreat, situated in the very bosom of a World Heritage spot named by UNESCO, are the Shillim Residences. These are homes, that a chosen few can now own.
Lying at the north end of the reserve, situated over the Pawna Lake, the Shillim Residences appeal to those whose values connect with nature.
A love for nature, a commitment to conserve, sustain, and heal are a must for the exclusive owners here.
The Shillim Residences will feed your joy of living close to nature and to live stress-free.
It combines recreation for your mind, body, and soul with peace. It will stoke your longing to get away from the din and the dust of everyday life.
Now, you can become part of a secluded, like-minded, nature-loving community that’s committed to wellness. Plus, yearn for the great outdoors, conservation, healing, and sustainable growth.
And while you stay here, you get to enjoy a slew of exclusive services that cover maintenance, upkeep, security, as well as concierge amenities.
The spaciousness and calm, the renowned service, the materials, and the architecture, are all built to the benchmark of conserve, sustain, and heal standards.
Your private residence, situated 625 mts above sea level, overlooks the beautiful lake Pawna.
These are thoughtfully picked pieces of land, handsomely architected to take advantage of light, wind, climate, and breath-taking views.
Each residence is individually designed to match the slope on which it is built.
These residences are master-planned by world-renowned architects, using sustainable practices, and adhering to the Green Globe 21 Certification.
It boasts of a classically simple construction and embraces a rustic-chic style,
Think of 4000 sq ft, 4-bedroom, open-plan homes, set in expansive plots. Combine spacious living areas, an open terrace facing the stately Sahyadris, outdoor dining area with sun beds, and a kitchen fitted with the highest-quality amenities. Add to this your own 700 sq ft infinity pool, the edge of which drops away into a panoramic valley.
These exquisite residences come with flat roofs, square angles, and glass walls that gracefully let in the extraordinary vistas around.
The buildings impact its surrounds minimally. It preserves the natural habitats, resources, and wildlife corridors.
Imagine Autodesk Revit-enabled technology to help with key decisions:
> choose the right build materials
> arrive at the correct material dimensions
> allow for orientation of the doors and windows with the best possible light and ventilation, and more.
Complete this with interiors that feature pale woods, earth tone fabrics, and the highest quality fixtures, furniture, and appliances.
Add to this original works of art to adorn your private home.
Now, blend all this with a minimalist design that magically becomes one with its natural surrounds when viewed from the outside.
In addition to the exclusive lifestyle offered in the secluded setting of the Private Residences at the Shillim Eco-Wellness Retreat, owners enjoy access to a host of services.
Margie Ruddick - Master Planning & Landscape Architecture
VKRS - Interior Design
NEILSOFT - Engineering Services
CBRE - Feasibility Studies & Advisory Services
All ingredients at this restaurant are sourced from local farms, and the resort is in the process of planting an organic vegetable garden. There are four more restaurants at Shillim Estate serving French, Mediterranean and Asian food, as well as customised food experiences, where guests can pick a scenic spot on the property to dine in private.
After lunch I trekked up to the highest point on the property, a grassy plateau with grandstand views of Lake Pawna. From here, the resort’s isolation becomes wonderfully clear. The lake and its surrounding peaks are all you can see for miles around. Bike riding, trekking, fishing, picnicking and paragliding are the main guest activities on offer; there are also future plans for horse-riding at an equestrian centre.
As the day drew to a close, I headed to the Valley Bar at the glass-walled Clubhouse, which has an outdoor deck for cigar enthusiasts. Sipping on a glass of Henschke Julius Eden Valley Riesling wine as the hills glowed orange in the setting sun was a suitable end to a spectacular day.
In addition to the luxurious experience Shillim Estate has created, the retreat’s real achievement is giving guests the chance to dissolve into nature and truly escape from the world, while still being close to home