Suburbia in India is a lot different than suburban America. The first thing is that suburban USA means ranch homes- fences and generally centered around small roads leading to schools- parks – and shopping plazas within a mile or two.
Suburban India means high rises and tons of traffic. We may not be in the thick of financial Mumbai or in the fast suburbs like BKC (Bandra Kurla Complex) but we still have 26 story buildings and buses whirring past.
So now that we’re settled – without further ado – our new home.88
We have settled upon a 3 BHK – basically 3 bedrooms a hall (which is living Dining combined- though ours is in an “L” shape to distance the two without needing a physical barrier such as an entertainment center for separation and a kitchen. We also have a closet off the master (which is highly unusual) – as well as a maid’s quarter (that since our maid left has now become storage) and three bathrooms. Also included in our “built up” area are some “dry” areas which are open to the elements so really aren’t necessarily dry but it it is “our” area and can be used for storage of recycleables and drying clothing if you so desire.