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A house should depict its inhabitant’s persona, and that is exactly what comes through when one step into this apartment. The client desired a residence that would bind the house with warmth and have an abundance of natural light and air. Ample place to display artifacts collected from their travels was also a requisite. As one enters the house, the ambiance of the house is luxurious and welcoming.

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Don’t we all occasionally crave to get away from the chaos of the city life? This holiday home in Bandstand, Mumbai that looks out to the Arabian sea offers its owners a getaway right in the middle of the city. This was precisely the owners’ brief and also a challenge for the firm since they had to conceptualise the interiors in a way that gave the feeling of a home completely removed from the city.

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Built on a tight 170 sqm plot for a family of four Maison Kochi also functions as studio and office in the South Indian city of Kochi. The west facing building is delineated in 2 volumes, the taller south-west block shading the shorter north-east one throughout the day. Living spaces are arranged in the shorter block while staircases and toilets face south or west to buffer the heat.

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The drive up to the hilltop Montana Estates, just 23 minutes from Kozhikode city centre, presents a winding landscape with several arterial routes. One of which leads straight to the doorstep of celebrated architect Tony Joseph. Everyone in town seems familiar with him and the home he’s lived in for just over a year. (“Oh, Tony sir’s house,” our driver said, not needing the address.)

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How do we describe a home that has a ‘wow’ element in every corner? Lavish would be one way to define it as no cost has been spared to design this home. Tasteful would be another adjective we could use because despite being extravagant there is no semblance of flashiness in this 4BHk house plan. Yet this home is so much more; words, after all, can convey only so much.

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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.

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Bandra was once a leafy suburb of Mumbai city. In recent times it has become a vibrant yet highly dense neighbourhood, symptomatic of the crunching space in Indian metropolises. As a result, the floor space of an average household gets more and more constrained and precious. This forces some to leave the neighbourhood and move further away from the city centre. But for others it means that they’ll have to make do with less space.

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A sophisticated aesthetic wields the baton in this apartment designed by Gaurav Kharkar & Associates. With plenty of eye-candy here – employing a contemporary vocabulary, all functions and conveniences have been stylishly put in place. Gaurav Kharkar has used a slick design in which every element can be hand-picked and coordinated, down to the last orchestrated detail.

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While browsing through my favorite decor sites, I was pleasantly surprised to see a feature on Surajit ‘Bomti’ Iyengar’s Calcutta apartment, on Elle Decor. I remember seeing it in the Indian edition of Elle Decor sometime back, and now couldn’t resist the temptation of sharing the online pics with you. Surajit’s home has such an old world charm to it – the faded walls, colonial furniture, ceramics that seem to have been passed down from generations, rich fabrics, art work from local artists, Burma teak floors – the home is truly a treasure cave for a collector!