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Home to a family of three generations, an elegant silver gray rules the colour palette of this Ahmedabad bungalow designed by Urban Sense Architects. There are other striking aspects, too, such as brass inlays, larger-than-life art, and the master bed room designed on a deck of cards. Yes, it has art so big that your eyes will be fixated on it for a while trying to absorb what it is before letting your gaze wander again. Don’t believe me? Then, you’ve got to scroll down to see yourself. About the project: Who lives here: Mr. Dhaval Patel & his family,…

When Meghna Venkatesh shared 2-3 pictures of her living room, I wanted to see the rest of her 2,200 sq.ft home in the Bay Area. Every inch of the living space is decked tastefully with wooden artifacts and chests, brass lamps, Tanjore paintings, and handwoven dhurries that reminded me of some treasured finds at Cauvery Emporium or Cottage Industries from the late ’90s. Meghna went on to confide that the living and staircase are decorated in the Indian ethnic theme while the rest of the home is predominantly modern functional. And, for a change, this home tour is narrated in…

This holiday bungalow in Lonavala gets its free-spirited design from Hakuna Matata / Lion King. Fancy that! Designed by architect firm Design Inc., this home is part of a high-end bungalow scheme with a neat modern structure that was already in place. The architects have accentuated the fluid design with quirky pieces of furniture, subdued lighting, and life-size sculptures that seem to have their own conversation going on. It’s a fun place to tour and am sure much more fun for the family to hang out and let their hair down. Don’t miss the poem at the end which the…

A globe-trotting, young business couple assigned the task of designing a functional, contemporary home to Inceppt Design Studio. Instead of restricting themselves to a single theme, the well-traveled couple wanted the home to be a blend of several styles with each room reflecting the aesthetic preferences of its occupant, and reminiscent of their travels. About the project: Who lives here: Location: Parkland , Vapi Year built: 2018-2019 Size: 6000 sq feet Type: Residence with 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms Designed by: INCEPPT – THE DESIGN STUDIO , SURATAR Kunal Engineer, ID Pinal Engineer, ID Devang Kuperkar, AR Urmi Panchal Image courtesy: Nikhil Patel Budget: 1.35 crores. The couple travel extensively for work around the globe and wanted a simple, modern,…

It’s not often you see a peacock sauntering into your home, totally at ease with the surroundings. A creature of habit, perhaps, for this home has stood on this ground in Ahmedabad for many years. Architecture firm UA Lab were engaged to renovate the home to make more room internally for the family and give the entire interiors a face lift. As cliched as it may sound, when space is tight, you think out of the box and that’s exactly what the architects did. Literally and figuratively! They renovated the existing structure without compromising the open spaces to give it…

Officially named Sparsh, this 4,789 sq.ft villa cloaked in turquoise colour has been designed by ACE Associates as a show home for CJ Realty in Nadiad, Gujarat. The modern architectural facade of the home belies the traditional interiors that awaits prospective buyers inside. Designed and built with the clarity of luring future residents, one can safely say the goal for a traditional Indian style house has been fulfilled. Project Details Location: Nadiad, Gujarat Size: 4,789 sq.ft Type: Indian style house comprising 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms on two levels Year built: 2019 Designed by: ACE ASSOCIATES for CJ Realty Image…

This 2,400 sq.ft home in Ahmedabad designed by Ghoricha Associates is a stunning example of how to decorate with modern & abstract art; one where the walls come alive with splashes of vivid colors and soft furnishings to match the artwork. This bungalow spanning three levels is home to three generations. Project Details Who lives here: Mr. RajeshBhai Patel, his wife, son, daughter, daughter-in-law and parents. Location: Motera, Ahmedabad Year built: 2019 Size: 2442.21 sq.ft. Type: house with 4 bedrooms and attached bathrooms. Designed by: Ghoricha Associates Photograph courtesy for the images: Inclined Studio (Maulik Patel) The main brief from the client…

Seen from the curb, this unassuming modern residence sitting at the intersection of two busy thoroughfares in Vadodara, appears as a cluster of concrete cubes. The 5,000 sq.ft bungalow, named “Nirat” which literally means satisfied, has been designed by Usine Studio for a business family. Contentment is a state we all, as humans, aspire to attain irrespective of our social status. Free of clutter and irrelevant frills, the house has set a good foundation to foster the feelings of inner peace and fulfillment. Project Details: Who lives here: a businessman and his family Location: Vadodara Built-up Area: 5000 Sq. Ft. Type:…

Treat yourself today to an Indian home in Chicago replete with before-after pictures. Home to Nitin and Shilpi Chaturvedi, the house has gone through an ingenious transformation over the past few months. I waited patiently for months for Shilpi to weave her magic as she unveiled the amazing makeover layer by layer, one room at a time. And then, I couldn’t wait more. Read on and you’ll see why. I can also see a career in interior styling waiting to take off for Shilpi. *wink* *wink* Who lives here: Nitin & Shilpi Chaturvedi with their four-year old twins, Snehi and Achintya…

This colourful mansion in Dahod, Guajarat designed by DA Architects belongs to a family of Dawoodi Bohras, a small trading community within the Ismaili branch of Shia Muslim. It’s a first-of-its kind home tour featured here; a home whose design is deeply rooted in the cultural beliefs of the family and the architectural legacy of a community. Expect to see liberal use of solid teak wood, Moroccan patterned tiles, carved jaali doors, tinted glasses and arches reminiscent of the Mughal era. About the project: Who lives here: A Dawoodi Bohra community family of 5 members. Murtuza & Zehra along with their…