A ‘crafted’ modern home in Hyderabad
Designed by Crafted Spaces, the luxurious three-floor home reflects a contemporary Indian aesthetic
Crafted Spaces recently designed a contemporary house in a quiet gated community – Ektha Prime – in Gachibowli, Hyderabad. Spread across three floors with an area of 6,000 sq-ft, the space reflects the client’s wish for a modern Indian design. The house with its mostly earthy tones is simple yet classic. Given the client’s love for greenery, the design team created a beautiful courtyard in between the formal and informal living. It is the highlight of the space, bringing in light and interesting shadow play. This courtyard also acts as a visual divider in the open plan layout.
Straight alternating lined partitions create an interesting visual between the formal, informal and dining areas, giving the kitchen area some privacy as well. The double height wall in the formal seating area was conceptualised to be a piece of art in itself. “A lot of experimentation and exchange of ideas with an artist led to this visually striking yet subtle wall feature,” mention the design team.
Pops of colour with neutral soft furnishings, the courtyard and the rustic Tandur stone floor gives this home a warm, inviting and welcoming feel. All the materials, furniture and artefacts were sourced or made locally. The common areas feature local Tandur stone in a grid pattern. The powder bathroom and some bedroom showcase cement oxide floors, executed by a local craftsman from Pondicherry. The powder bathroom with its bright blue and yellow tone adds the perfect pop of colour in the common area. The double height wall features laser-cut MDF pieces that were hand painted in hues of grey yellow and blue on site, paired next to two carved wooden jharokhas from Rajasthan.
Name of the project: Villa no. 46
Design: Crafted Spaces
Photographs: Sankeerth Jonnada