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A classic wooden and brass laser cut front door lends a luxurious look to the space. An old house on a plot size of 2,700 sq.ft. with a common compound wall was demolished. Ar. Pranav Patel has conceptualized and designed this newly constructed house for a family of four in Vadodara. The elevation of the house gets this warm and open look, thanks to the wood + brass door and the ceiling. In its new avatar, the house comprises four bedrooms over three levels with 5 bathrooms, an extended otta with a water body, dining, open plan kitchen and a home theater. Bookmark this page if you would like to be inspired by a modern house replacing an old structure with a touch of finesses…

Modern. Private. Traditional Indian courtyard. Sunlit. Heart of the city. Landscaped gardens enveloping the house. I could use some more adjectives to do justice to this beautiful vaastu compliant 5-bedroom home in Bangalore with an introverted architecture built by Crest Architects for a family of five. To build a such spacious house kissed by natural light all through the day wrapped in greenery in the heart of the city makes one stop and take notice. The architecture cleverly looks inside revealing very little from the street that keeps the noise and curious onlookers at bay. About the project: Who lives here: Chandrashekhar Reddy and his family Location: Bengaluru, India Year built: 2019 Size: 4226 sq.ft Type: Independent house with 5 bedroom and 6 bathrooms Designed…

Kalpak Shah of Pune-based Studio Course has designed this minimalist bungalow with a timeless appeal. The choice of natural materials like teak wood, black granite, kota flooring, and wicker in modern forms gives the home a rugged yet sophisticated look. Clean lines for the furniture, unusual skirting length, walls and surfaces devoid of unnecessary artefacts lets the space take the center stage. If the intent of design was to achieve a calm and serene space, the architect has nailed the brief. It’s a modern take on mid-century design for a home whose interiors are beautifully wrapped by the exteriors. About the project: Project Name; T House Location: South Gujarat, India Completion Year: 2020 Gross Built Area: 500 Sq.m. Principal Architect: Kalpak Shah of Studio Course…

This is in continuation of Tulsi Shyam – a home designed by Ace Associates for a family of four in Nadiad, Gujarat. While the ground floor houses one master bedroom for the parents, the first floor comprises another master bedroom, kids bedroom, a guest bedroom, and an entertainment room. The grandiose staircase with the handrail designed like a gold leaf leads one to the first floor. The Atrium & Staircase The skylight keeps the house illuminated with natural light all through the day. The central double heighted space is formed according to the Vastu Shastra also such that it provides visual connectivity between both the levels. The staircase provided in the atrium has a skylight provided in the ceiling which floods it with natural light during…

It’s been over two years since I split a post into two parts because covering it in one wouldn’t do justice. Tulsi Shyam, designed by Ace Associates in Nadiad for a small family of 4 in one such jaw-dropping house. No adjective was appropriate to describe its WOW factor that beautifully blends privacy, aesthetics, stealth, and vastu. Whenever a house is built to conform to vastu principles, it either loses it aesthetics or functionality for the awkward positioning of how the individual spaces flow into one another. In this house, neither happens and they all flow naturally. I expect you to go back and forth this post and the next a few times to admire, be in awe and envy it all. About the project:…

DNP Design has designed this 2,400 sq.ft bungalow in Valsad, Gujarat for a family of three generations. Making the space and aesthetics appeal to a multi-generational family is always a challenge without making individual spaces stand out. Dhara of DNP as nailed the brief on that account as the design and colors flow seamlessly in this home. About the project: Who lives here:  Family of 6; father, mother, 2 children and grandparents Location:  Valsad, Gujarat. Year built: June 2019 Type: 2,400 sq.ft bungalow comprising 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms Designed by: Dhara Naik Pandya of DNP Design Photograph courtesy for the images: Ira Gosalia @Photographix Budget: 30 lakhs. Layout and Plan The house is spread over two floors.. Living , dining, parents bedroom, and kitchen…

The Jain family had a grandiose architectural vision for their farmhouse, a getaway/second home, in Raipur. Ajay Patil of Prime Facie visualized their dreams and gave shape to this contemporary mansion inspired by Balinese-design. The property, part of a gated Gold course in Bhilai along the banks of river Shivnath, is a symphony in wood and natural stone. The offbeat location of the property to procure materials did not deter the client or the architect to make the drawings into a reality. Jute on the ceilings, sandstone clad walls with fabulous wooden furniture helped create that effect. The architect brilliantly used the external spaces and elements of light and wind to flow inward, giving the space a sense of the nature. There are several showstopper…

Axis House: The facade of the home with the family enjoying the view of the greenery from the deck. Axis House is an apt description for this 6-bedroom Nagpur home, whose grand modern facade gives a hint of the architectural brilliance in staircase and skylight design that lies beyond. Having said that, this contemporary home with characteristic intersecting sloping roofs belies the spacious interiors. Designed by tHE gRID Architects, the two-storeyed bungalow with a basement is home to a large family of 3 generations living harmoniously under one roof. About the project: Location:   Nagpur – India  Completion date:  2019  Area :   Plot area – 15000 sq ft , total built up area – 8769.07 sq ft.  Architecture & interior design :    tHE gRID Architects  Design Team: Snehal Suthar and Bhadri Suthar, Vishvajitsinh…

One fundraiser with my pals, you’ll never need another cent. – Bruce Wayne to Harvey in The Dark Knight “One tour of your home is all Fabindia needs to sell their stuff.” I joked to Ishita calling her Fabindia’s unofficial brand ambassador. Let’s take a tour of Ishita’s home that is a handbook in styling, entertaining, and decorating on a small budget. About the home Who lives here: Ishita Sudha Yashvi, her sister Umang Vanshika, mum, grand mum, and three female dogs – Biskit, Julie and Hazel. Yes, it’s an all feminine household, with a continuous influx of people all through the day. Location: Delhi Years lived in: 2 Type: a rented duplex bungalow comprising 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 3 balconies. I caught up…

The porch at Vibhuti’s home. Decor Tip: The hanging bottle is a DIY, made out of mayonnaise bottles, rope and a tree stem. Paint the windows for a colorful touch. One common question I receive every year between March and May is for ideas on how to spruce up the government bungalows. This is the time of the year when many families move to a different location. So, who better than Vibhuti Pandey,who lives in one such sprawling bungalow in Patna, take us through budget-friendly ideas to decorate your rental home. For the better part of my childhood, we lived in homes – called official accommodations / government quarters – that were part of a colony in a factory. Even the newly constructed ones became…