A spacious relaxing and secluded holiday home is a dream that nearly all of us share. Nestled in a relaxing neighborhood of Gujarat India brings this dream alive for a modern urban family of the city. Designed by MODO Designs the structure of this pavilion-style retreat is divided into two sections with the front façade holding the public spaces and the more sheltered rear edifice containing the bedrooms and the bathrooms.
Replacing the old staircase with the new design not only enhanced the visual appeal of the home but also saved space by 20 percent giving the architects more room to work with. Replacing the old larger kitchen with an ergonomic cutting-edge kitchen that is much smaller also freed up space for the living room.
Even though much of the focus remains on the wooden courtyard pool area and the shaded walkways life on the inside is equally enjoyable with modern minimal style holding sway. Exposed concrete surfaces brick walls painted in white and stone countertops in black create textural contrast without moving away from the neutral color scheme. Ergonomics precede flowery aesthetics here with low-maintenance finishes creating clever public and private spaces.
A fold of natural light illuminates the modern kitchen and dining with the outdoors becoming a part of the interior. Space-conscious home workstations and unassuming minimal décor enhance the ‘modernist’ appeal of a house that has shed its classic cloak.
Nestled in an affluent neighborhood of Ahmedabad Gujarat India the family retreat relies on the greenery around it for privacy even as the sweeping living areas dining space and kitchen flow into the landscape outside.
A gourmet kitchen open dining area and spacious sitting zone flow onto the deck outside and blur the traditional indoor-outdoor boundary. A restrained color scheme ensures that focus remains firmly on the use of diverse finishes.
The great hall becomes the heart of the house with a neutral color scheme using gray and white creating a polished and inviting ambiance. Art work adds pops of color to each space with widen partitions and cabinets ushering in textural contrast.