Several villas, havelis, forts and palaces in a state of extreme neglect – starting of course with Neemrana – have seen magical transformations; through meticulous restoration procedures done by the duo. A love for history is the starting point of all their work. “The aesthetics of a monument hotel or of the colonial designs brought by the Portuguese, the Danes, the French and the English are unmatched. We have “non-hotels” from all these colonisers from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Each has a subtle difference in how they use space on the different topographies they were built on – the Himalayas, the Sahyadris, the Arabian Sea coast or the beaches of the Bay of Bengal. They were all there to be loved. We only pre-empted and facilitated it,” said Nath about their restoration efforts.