This Vadodara home by The Crossboundaries aptly exemplifies modern minimalism
JAN 19, 2022 | By Rhea Sinha
Effortlessly capturing the essence of outdoor-to-indoor spaces with a serene touch of colours and materials, this 5,200 sq ft family home in Manjalpur area of Vadodara, Gujarat has a riveting story to tell.
Designed by Harsh Boghani, Principal Architect and Founder, The Crossboundaries—a firm that commands a knack in interior design, architecture and product design—and his team, the villa is a lush example of a modernist residential lifestyle, with hints of tradition weaved cleverly within its ornamentation. Rebuilt to fit the upgraded needs of a family of four, the home stands on a 2,900 sq ft plot of familial land.
With this project, Boghani incurred liberty and room to venture in any direction with the client’s only instruction of crafting a comfortable and spacious design. “This home is an exploration of minimalism, but through raw and naturally textured materials. In a way, it is a bit of contemporary minimalism as its soul as well as a search for textures, surface finishes and rawness in materials.” explains The Crossboundaries’ Boghani.
The villa predominantly exhibits an elaborate and refined expression of material. Stretched from foyer to terrace, inviting passage into the house is a cavity wall dressed from top to bottom in black Kadappa stone chalking out a frame that makes one stop and gaze.
Upon entrance, welcomes you a grand 10-foot door inclusive of a linear tinted-grey mirror throughout and a slit fixed with clear glass, conferring it the centrepiece of the architectural facade. The entryway opens up to an eclectic initial impression, displaying Lord Mahaveer in situ wall art cast in concrete.
The open floor plan of the space seamlessly transitioning one heart of the house to another, complements the colossal openings built into the wall admirably. Thereupon extending the living room towards the garden at the entrance, allowing sweeping amounts of natural light in.
Within the vicinity of the living room, a diverse variety of shapes, colours, and textures amalgamate impeccably accomplishing utopian harmony. Raised 12-foot high ceilings carrying solely aesthetic profile lights throughout, provide the accompanying space with a muted-clean canvas in play with the vibrant decor.
Green Kota stone, conspicuous textures and subtle hues of grey and pink strike contraposition with the splashy furnishings in the space.
Neighbouring the strategically stationed concrete staircase is a levitated 9-foot wide white Wimborne table that alters the perspective of this stretch to map off an expanded look, in return adding a tad bit of lightness to the spot.
Past it stands the compelling kitchen finished off with handsome surfaces and shine and donned in Pristine white and Azure blue paints by Asian Paints Royale.
The material library of the parent’s suite displays wooden furnishings and exposed concrete ceilings that add a fresh flavour of design. Ornate, nominal art planted next to a crescent-inspired lamp on the wall brings forth a contemporary, perceptible factor to the room’s arrangement. Advancing the outdoor-to-indoor concept, The Crossboundaries placed a day bed around the corner with broad windows to bring in an adequate fix of natural light.
Across the first level is the elder son’s primary bedroom floored in beautiful green Kota stone in Galicha pattern. Peaches, greys, and other catchy tints add a crisp, young filter to the visual. Fitting in the artful and functional design story, a foldable desk conveniently takes up little space in the room.
A vivid variance to the rest of the residence, the younger son’s bedroom’s creative is expressed with a brazen hit of bold blacks and gorgeous greys. A light, white desk submits to the white walls faultlessly.
Adding to the network of the rooms in this villa is the guest room with a neat design layout of walls swathed in blue and grey. What strikes attention is the inclusion of wicker cane work with wooden frames in the bed back and wardrobe. Next is the enticing entertainer’s den that monopolises the second floor, soundproofed with acoustically administered walls that are both an optical and auditory treat.
The walls maintain a linear demeanour running through all spheres of the villa. An avocado green couch balances with the deep blue wall elevating the entire visage. Amidst the chaos of colours, an airy suspended bar unit falls into place fluently. The Crossboundaries
Wrapping it all up into a pretty package, Boghani of The Crossboundaries says, “The home is a mixture of various personalities, from serene and calm, to loud and glamorous, but tied together effortlessly by common spaces that are vibrant yet minimal and comfortable.”
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