Welcome to the glorious Esplanade House

27 March, 2015
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Interiors: Esplanade House (1887)
Waudby Road, Fort.

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.

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10 thoughts on “Welcome to the glorious Esplanade House


    Lovely pictures and great to see the painstaking efforts of Vikas Dilawari for almost ten long years bring about this wonderful restoration and UNESCO heritage award. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. asifa hoosein

    so wonderful to see the restoration ..am sure must have taken a long time and lots of money..its not the money that is important but the fact that it has been returned to its original beauty..Now only it has to be maintained to keep it like that.
    Kudos to the TATAS..

  3. Viren A D'Sa (@ZamorinofBombay)

    I eagerly look forward to the date when the building will be opened as a museum for the common man to see and be a part of the TATA Empire!
    Please keep us updated… this is truly a treasure for those who can appreciate its beauty!

  4. Ardeshir B. Damania

    This house should be turned in to a Tata Museum and sufficient funds created through an endowment to look after its upkeep.


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