Defining the spatial elements for a family of active kids isn't always the easiest things to do. Parents have to consider their child's growth and development and planning ahead for their teenage and high school years. But Ansana took up this challenge to transform a 3,000-square-foot, three-storey corner terrace enthusiastically for an Indian couple and two kids.
Their brief to Ansana was to create a homey and cosy ambience without bordering on being ostentatious. The home offers a pared-back modernity that is masculine while novel classical touches complement it further.
The living room's soothing creams and browns are the perfect foil for European lighting and Indian curiosities that dot the space. The beige marble flooring coupled with the floor-to-ceiling windows make the space look light and airy. A feature wall hewn from marble slabs held by a solid frame holds the LCD TV, becomes the living room's focal point. Stepping out of the living room, one is greeted by dark timber decking with a sheltered area to allow kids to play even if the elements are not in their favour. The space also doubles up as a communal area when friends and family drop by.
The home's soaring stairwell affords plenty of light thanks to large windows that let sunlight stream in. Guests are naturally drawn to an Indian carpet hung on one of the walls of the stairwell, adds a sophisticated touch. But the real masterpiece is an inconspicuous prayer niche designed for the family by Ansana. The classy double-leaf wooden doors reveal the family's religious rituals without making it an eyesore. The master bedroom is a commodious space with parquet flooring that emanates warmth while the window sheers add a dreamy touch. It even accommodates a spacious ensuite bathroom replete with double sinks and roomy storage.
Ansana's mastery of space has allowed this Indian family to enjoy the merits of modern, practical living that augurs well with their work and play scenarios.