Sussanne Khan’s next project is what homes are made off!

So close to home, and yet so entirely far away – L’Hermitage… A home where you can nurture your hobby, plant a tree, pluck fresh fruit, and hear the birds sing.
Situated in the quaint village of Awas in Alibaug, a five-six minutes drive from Mandwa jetty, L’Hermitage is the passion project of Aditya Kilachand, son of celebrated author Shobhaa De, in collaboration with interior designer Sussanne Khan, and architect Cherag Bardolivala, ex-senior associate at Talati and Panthaky.
A cluster of seven super luxe villas, L’Hermitage is designed for nature lovers and lifestyle enthusiasts, who aspire for a well-balanced lifestyle with play and repose in equal measure.
Founder Aditya Kilachand, says, ‘I’ve spent many of my childhood days in Alibaug, and experienced closely its calm and beauty. I wanted others to experience something similar with their family and friends. Thus emerged the dream to build something special – a relaxed luxury living experience!’
Built on one acre plots, L’Hermitage’s spacious villas have French and Spanish design influences, boho chic home décor elements, and vast vistas of the plush green outdoors.
L’Hermitage evokes an island vibe… In Sussanne Khan’s words – ‘L’Hermitage is about the feeling one gets when they are in complete balance with their inner engineer. The design includes layers of materials that evoke tranquility, and hues that bring out a feeling of calm.’
To give each resident a personalised living experience, Sussanne will blend her design vision with theirs, in one-on-one consultations.
At L’Hermitage, ‘farm-house living’ unites with world-class amenities and concierge conveniences…
All the seven villas will reflect a similar design philosophy however each will be unique to its plot parameters. Principal design architect Cherag Bardolivala, says: ‘L’hermitage is conceptualized as a haven, where those residing can constantly engage with natural elements, that city living lacks…
Each villa has top-of-the-line fittings, bathroom fixtures, a modular kitchen, digitised home cinema, integrated universal weatherproof sound system, automated climate and lighting controls, a temperature-controlled Balinese swimming pool, and an inbuilt jacuzzi, among other essentials.
A tie-up with a leading facilities management company ensures that all basic housekeeping services like cleaning, gardening, plumbing, electricity checks, and pool maintenance, are done before residents visit.
Styled as a gated community, L’Hermitage is an unprecedented luxury concept in the quaint, still easily accessible, location of Alibaug.
With the launch of the government-initiated RoRo ferry service, Alibaug will soon have connectivity from Mumbai through the year. And, to facilitate ease of access, L’Hermitage has its own private speed boat service for residents!