A series of walkways and bridges along with the central staircase and elevator accomplish this with ease even as a wonderful atrium further aids in creating a cheerful and airy living space.
Designed by DADA & Partners it is the lower level of the expansive house that contains the family room living area dining space kitchen and other formal space while the top floor contains additional bedrooms and bathrooms.
The C-shaped structure of the house is based around a relaxing pool and deck area as well as a tree that is more than 75 years old! Nature is cleverly and aesthetically combined with the interior of this Indian home at every turn with the lower level living area / family zone and the balconies on the top floor opening up towards the mesmerizing rear courtyard.
The new Cor-Ten steel structure flows into the landscape that surrounds the house and acts as a lovely and functional transitional zone between the interior and the outdoors. The color of the extension allows it to complement the existing brick structure of the home beautifully even as metal and glass bring a healthy dose of textural contrast and modernity to the setting.
Designed to meet the growing needs of a family with 2 children the extended and altered house now features 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms a gorgeous study and of course an open plan living area on the lower level.
Large windows a remnant of the industrial heritage of the building bring in a flood of natural light giving the open living area kitchen and dining space a cheerful and breezy appeal. While the living space has an air of urban contemporary elegance it is the kitchen that adds the distinct industrial flavor with its stainless steel sink workstation and other metallic elements.
It is the ground floor that houses the open plan living area along with a small dining space and a fabulous kitchen with a beautiful marble island. The use of diverse materials and finishes such as marble concrete timber and metal throughout the house ushers in some much needed visual and textural contrast in an otherwise monotonous space.