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Remember the title song, Ek Mahal Ho Sapnon Ka starring Sharmila Tagore and Dharmendra? How beautifully they had explained their dream home with the lines, Sapnon Ke Is Mahal Me Bikhre Muskanon Ke Moti, Mere Pyaar Ki Khushboo Faile Tere Roop Ki Jyoti, Main Tere Naino Par Kar Dun Apna Sab Kuch Wari, Main Teri Baahon Me Chhup Kar Bhulu Duniya Saari, Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka… Having a house, which a couple can call their ‘home’, is a milestone of their life that they will cherish for eternity. It is not just the four walls that make a house, home. But it is the love, warmth and hard work put in to create a comfort and happy zone. (Also Read: Gauri Khan Gives A Never-Seen-Before Peek Inside Mannat, Shah Rukh Reveals What Makes Home Beautiful)
Today, we will take you on an inside tour of Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Kemmu’s home, which perfectly reflects the personality of the couple. Love blossomed between Soha and Kunal, Aahista Aahista, and with a proposal in Paris, bachelorette bash, intimate mehendi ceremony, low-key registered marriage at home and a star-studded wedding reception, their Shaadi was definitely No. 1! With years of togetherness and love, Soha and Kunal have become raahi pyaar ke and to make their journey even more blissful came the stork with their baby girl, Inaaya Naumi Kemmu in the year 2017.
When Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Kemmu had tied the knot in 2015, her mother, Sharmila Tagore had gifted them a plush apartment on Linking Road, Khar, Mumbai. Soha and Kunal had lived in together before deciding on becoming husband and wife. According to a Times of India report, Soha and Kunal’s 9 crores worth apartment is a wedding gift from Sharmila ji, which is located in the posh Sunder Villa. Soha and Kunal with their daughter, Inaaya reside on the top floor of the nine-storey building. Going by the pictures, the Khan-Kemmu abode is fairly spacious, so much so that Soha and Kunal had tied the knot in this very house.
Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Kemmu’s Khar residence is a perfect blend of modern and contemporary. Since Soha is an author and an avid reader and even her little one, Inaaya Naumi Kemmu is following her footsteps, their residence has a huge library wall. Soha and Kunal’s home has some quirky elements like a rocking chair by Habios made of woven cotton and teak wood that goes perfectly with the hand-knit pink pouf. You can find some contemporary pieces of furniture and vintage picks in Soha and Kunal’s abode. Their formal lounging area has a standout piece, i.e., an elegant deep-blue coloured sofa which brings in the chill vibe and the walls are decked up with artworks and family photographs. Soha has also created a garden oasis in her tiny balcony. The beautiful rugs in the Khan-Kemmu house steal the limelight as it enhances the wooden floors.
A part of their multi-purpose room has a Brooklyn-inspired exposed brick wall, the flooring has puzzle-shaped foam for their daughter, Inaaya Naumi Kemmu and it also has two garage doors with spray-painted motifs. This playroom for Inaaya also has a pool table and the little girl’s pink-coloured piano. When Inaaya was born, Soha Ali Khan had given a glimpse of her little girl’s cosy nursery, which is a rosy little haven, complete with a carved white cot, topped off with organic pastel pink blankets and cushions, backed by matching wallpaper patterned with trees, owls and foxes. Inaaya’s nursery also has a deep green checkered lounge chair and dark wooden flooring, contrasting to the pastel elements of her room. Soha had organised a surprise birthday bash for Kunal Kemmu and speaking about the same in an interview with Vogue India, she had said, “The functionality, comfort and spaciousness that the house allowed really came to good use at the time.”
The hallway in Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Kemmu’s residence is covered with a plethora of frames, some family portraits and some artworks collected by the couple. You’ll also notice they have a great collection of tasteful lounge chairs. On July 17, 2020, Soha and Kunal had narrated their home story and revealed what makes their house, home. In the video, Kunal had begun by saying, “So, I was about six when my family moved to Mumbai and I practically grew up in here so I’m kinda Mumbai boy. I lived with my family for a long time then I moved out on my own. I was very sure when I get my own place, I wanted to have certain things that I missed in the house that I lived in, that had to be to my liking. Such as, I wanted a house so that I can have a room where I can watch movies on full volume with surround system.” (Also Read: Amitabh Bachchan And Jaya Bachchan's 100 Crore Worth Home, Jalsa Exudes Royalty, Take An Inside Tour)
Soha Ali Khan had recalled her childhood days in the Pataudi palace and how it was a major shift for her when she moved to Mumbai from Delhi, “I, of course, grew up in Delhi. It was a large house with lots of gardens with jamun trees and mango trees. So, when I moved to a crowded city like Mumbai and started to live in a flat, I wanted to create a sense of space. And also have a bit of a view, if that was possible.” Kunal had continued, “I was always sure that I wanted a house that has a lot of light for most time of the day because I wanted a good vibe.” Soha had added, “Of course, Kunal wanted his home theatre surround system room, and I like to read, so that same room I wanted to create a library atmosphere with all my books up displayed like a sort of bookcase. Also, I wanted a room that was digital free. And, one room where you can entertain, have dinner, have a conversation without a television.”
Kunal Kemmu had recalled how they had celebrated his 30th birthday in this house, “We made such lovely memories in this house I remember. It was my 30th birthday, I was working and Soha decided to throw me a big surprise party and I have never have so many people in the house. The biggest house party that ever happened. That is one of the fondest memories I have in this house. Then of course, we got married in this house.” Soha had continued, “Yes, completely different to a wild 30th birthday party to an intimate, classy wedding that we had at home. A lot of people said that why didn’t you get married at Pataudi, a beautiful palace with gardens and every girl’s dream is to get married in such a grand way. But both of us were quite clear that we wanted an intimate affair, very few people, close friends and family only. And I think it’s a very nice way to start a journey in a home together with a beautiful memory like marriage. Then of course, bringing our daughter home, spending time with her and seeing our party areas transform into play areas for our child.”
Kunal Kemmu had revealed one bizarre requirement of his wife, Soha Ali Khan when they were house-hunting, “In the last three months, we’ve spent almost every single day given the situation and I have not had a single day where I felt bored of this house. So, it’s worth it you know, all the trouble that people go through while finding a house like we did. We saw so many houses and we had certain requirements like she wanted a jamun tree for some reason around the house that we lived in. It was the toughest thing to find. We did find one but the jamun tree was the best thing about that house. So, I said I’ll buy you a jamun tree and we’ll plant it near our house. But we are very happy that we found this house when we did and we can call it our home today!”
In an interview with the Vogue India, Soha Ali Khan had spoken about her wedding venue i.e., her home and had remarked, "Fortunately, we didn’t have to look far for our wedding venue. We had it right there at our doorstep—our home! With Tini's (interior architect Darshini Shah) attention to detail, our home came together as a true reflection of our styles, passions and stories. The vibrant yet warm interiors made it the ideal place to exchange our vows.” Darshini had echoed similar sentiments as Soha as she was quoted as saying, “Soha and Kunal wanted their house to be simple, yet exude a classic appeal. No frills, nothing ostentatious… The house turned out to be a perfect amalgamation of their personalities. It’s the right mix of formal yet chill which sets it apart.”
When asked to pick her favourite spots in the home, Soha Ali Khan had retorted, "The den is where we like to lounge around. There’s something about wooden tones mixed with soft couches, and that smell of books which makes the den quite a favourite in the house." Darshini Shah had elaborated, "The den is designed in a way that you can chill, watch movies, put your feet up and unwind." Darshini had concluded on the note, “Being child and pet-friendly, [Ali Khan's apartment] has all the elements of a fuss-free home. The classic accents give the house a royal feeling, with sturdy interiors to make it contemporary and stylishly young.” (Also Read: Sunny Leone And Daniel Weber's 19 Crore Worth Mansion In Los Angeles Is What 'Dream Come True' Means)
Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Kemmu’s home is a reflection of their personality and we loved every corner of it. Which spot did you like the most at Soha and Kunal’s abode? Let us know!