This New Delhi residence by GroupDCA manifests minimalist interventions with a tasteful twist

APR 15, 2022 | By Rhea Sinha
Custom furnishings by groupDCA pairs up with the choice of carpeting by Hands Carpets and The Carpet Cellar in the luxe bedroom; Photographs by Niveditaa Gupta
Each bedroom at Barkat features a pared-down singular hue in its palette as the tonal protagonist; Photographs by Niveditaa Gupta
A haven expressing an artistic austere, the study displays a flamboyant design language, rugs by carpeting by Hands Carpets and The Carpet Cellar; Photographs by Niveditaa Gupta
Crafting a playful juxtaposition of tints and textile is the living room awash with gilded finishes; Photographs by Niveditaa Gupta

Etching an intricate sketch of impactful and intimate design is ‘Barkat’ by principal architect Amit Aurora of GroupDCA.

Sited in New Delhi’s prevailing prime neighbourhood, the 3,415 sq ft Vasant Vihar abode accommodates an acute sense of solitude and exclusivity, occupying a private floor.

Manifesting minimalist interventions with an opulent twist, this sublime home maintains a ‘less is more’ mantra as modelled in its design sensibilities.  

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Ornate one-of-a-kind light fixtures from Timothy Oulton radiate an exclusive essence throughout the home; Photographs by Niveditaa Gupta

The intimate property making up the third floor of a private residential building may be approached via its dedicated stairwell or the elevator. Enveloped by an abundance of flora in the ambience, the construction exudes a timeless essence throughout.

Towards the left wing, the heart of the home, the formal living area is decked in an umber interplay of brown tones and plush accents of calming blues and ochres. Unveiling refreshing views of lush verdure, perimetric balconies adorned in an assortment of manicured planters establish a biophilic inclination within the home’s environs. 

Chandelier by Timothy Oulton steals the show in the living/dining area with an opulent aura, custom furniture design by GroupDCA in collaboration with Möbel Grace; Photographs by Niveditaa Gupta

Encased in elements of brass, the central bar console sections the living and dining spaces. Prominent in its employment in wall panelling treatments, bespoke furnishings, and other focal additions, wood plays a predominant role in the room’s material mood board. 

Ahead, paying homage to timeless tracery is the dining table exhibiting a refined design expression. Tracing a ritzy picture with a palette of indulgent tints and textures, the dinette features finishes in tones of deep charcoal, tan brown and glass. 

Custom built furniture by GroupDCA in collaboration with Möbel Grace completes the visual story of the residence with a complementing charisma; Photographs by Niveditaa Gupta

The magnificent marble-top dining table with enfolded brass legs persists an upscale presence. Handpicked premium leather surfaces swathing the seats complete the luxe look of the space. 

Manifesting a mood board of deep charcoal, tan brown and glass is the ritzy dining space; Photographs by Niveditaa Gupta

A home office cum study, this haven expresses an artistic austere designed to unwind and reflect. Dabbling in a flamboyant design display, wainscoted scarlet walls and emerald views of trees furbish the room. 

Unfurling an unequalled amalgam of artisanship and engineering, the custom leather-lined table top desk steals the show in the study. 

Principal architect Amit Aurora of GroupDCA unfurls a minimal design sensibility in this Vasant Vihar home; Photographs by Niveditaa Gupta

Striking a harmonious balance between the private and communal segments, set in the right-wing of the residence, all bedrooms sport a subtle scheme of colours and finishes. Each room letting a singular shade serve as the space’s protagonist is layered in a homogenous pattern of furnishings and decor accessories. 

“At Barkat, the concept of living in synchrony with nature and minimalist grandeur has been recalibrated by GroupDCA. It narrates a way of being, weaving a notion of retreating to the lap of luxury while remaining rooted to the soul of the home with a perceptible charm.” shares Aurora. 

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