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This Malappuram house is a marvellous blend of traditional, contemporary styles | Lifestyle Decor

  • October 23, 2022

Anoop, an employee with Malappuram collectorate, and his wife who is a teacher decided to demolish their ancestral home in Malappuram as time took a toll on the old structure. The family wanted a beautiful and modern abode that suits a modern lifestyle and at the same time gels well with the mesmerizing greenery of the countryside. The elevation features a blend of traditional and contemporary architectural styles. A projected roof in the shape of a ship is an interesting feature. Meanwhile, a tropical and minimal style too has been followed to suit the unique climate in the region. The talented architects at Yuuga Designs based in Manjeri deserve credit for designing such a fabulous abode.


$775,000 Spanish-style Gulf Breeze house impresses with open space| Hot Property

  • October 18, 2022

Located in the gated Soundside Shores subdivision of Gulf Breeze, this three-bedroom, three-bath home will not disappoint. The Spanish-style residence boasts over 2,800 square feet of living space, open living areas, an expansive kitchen, a formal dining area and a private backyard with a large covered veranda.

Arriving at the home, a paver driveway leads to the columned front entrance. Guests have ample space for driveway parking, while homeowners may utilize the garage.

You’re greeted by high ceilings, streaming natural light upon entering the grand living space. A wall of sliding glass doors offers access to the rear patio and allows you to create a harmonious and blended entertaining space encompassing indoors and outdoors.

The master bedroom overlooks the backyard and opens to the veranda.

The master bedroom overlooks the backyard and opens to the veranda.

A formal dining space is oriented at the front of the home, overlooking the lush green yard, while being easily accessible from the kitchen. A charming home office with floor-to-ceiling built-in bookcases is found across the foyer.

Home chefs will marvel at the large, open kitchen. A bevy of cabinets, countertop space, and an island creates a perfect space for whipping up culinary delights. Additionally, the space is adjoined by a casual dining area and a sitting area, which is excellent as a relaxed family room. Pocket sliding glass doors allow you to open the entire space to the outside if desired.

The primary suite is truly a getaway in the home. The large master bedroom offers direct access to the veranda and features windows overlooking the backyard. A private, en-suite bath includes a walk-in shower with jets, a relaxing jetted tub and a double vanity with a makeup station. A large walk-in closet features built-ins and is excellent for large wardrobes.

The formal living area is brimming with natural light.

The formal living area is brimming with natural light.

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This Ahmedabad bungalow is a great example of a minimal yet warm abode

  • July 28, 2022

When Dhara Naik Pandya, founder of Ahmedabad-based interior design and architecture firm DNP Design Studio, wanted to renovate her two storied bungalow, she knew there was only one person who could do it justice to it — she, herself. 

Dhara and her husband desired a modern and minimal home, which felt open and uncluttered. The 2,000-square-feet bungalow is for three generations—Dhara Naik Pandya and her husband, their two young daughters and Dhara’s father-in-law. The bungalow comprises three bedrooms and a study, besides living and dining areas, a kitchen, and a balcony. Each piece of furniture in the home has been customised with materials and finishes that create a harmonious look in each room. Pandya kept the furnishings and accessories minimal to make the space feel quiet and serene. Clean lines and a muted colour scheme define this home that’s tastefully elegant, welcoming and practical.

The living area houses custom made sofas from Pocho Living and a carpet from Rugberry.Photoartstudio

The bungalow’s interiors are evocative of Scandinavian design. The home showcases a subdued colour palette, playing primarily with shades of grey. “We call our home the grey house because of its colour palette. My husband and I always wanted a very modern yet minimal home. We were very sure on using just three materials in the entire house—ash wood, concrete and metal. We didn’t want our house’s design aesthetic to be too loud in terms of colour and material palette. The only space I have used colour was in our daughters’ bedroom. They are very young and they wanted their room to be colourful and fun. Even in their bedroom, I did manage to use a shade of grey in combination with the vibrant pink,” mentions Dhara Naik Pandya, principal architect, DNP Design Studio.

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