Thursday, October 13, 2011

Lady Ratan Tata’s Town Mansion

This baroque-styled building with prominent facades of Corinthian colonnades and
finely crafted lion statues was once the residence of Sir Ratan Tata and Lady Navajbai.
Situated at the corner of Murzban Road, this Grade IIA heritage building was designed
by French architect Mon Marice. Construction was undertaken by Rajoo Babaji, under
the supervision of architect Charles Steven.
The ground floor housed a library, kitchen and pantry with the servants quarters in
the outhouse. The first floor was a guest suite, while the second comprised of Lady
Navajbai and Naval Tata’s suites. The sprawling lawn behind is where Sterling Cinema
stands today
. In the 1990s, Deutsche Bank acquired this palatial structure.