Manish Kumat Design Cell designs tranquil bungalow at Indore
Majestic proportions and Greek-style columns make this bungalow stand out in the city
This beautiful 4,980sq-ft bungalow at Indore is minutely detailed for a phenomenal user-experience. As soon as you enter, you see a huge courtyard filled with lush green trees, inviting rays of the sun and maximum daylight welcomed inside. The presence of the statue of Buddha resting in a meditative position adds grace to the courtyard, making the environment look more peaceful.
Planning is done around this central courtyard, keeping it the focal point where one can experience the weather in all four seasons at its best. The ground floor has four bedrooms which have been buffered from the living spaces by means of the landscaped courtyard to ensure privacy. Landscaped areas in and around the building not only modify the aesthetic of the place, but make the environment more refreshing.
The living room with tall wooden windows and handmade canvas paintings provides an ambient space for family gatherings. This room is planned outside all the other four rooms with a toughened glass partition up to the ceiling so that the enriching aura of the Buddha statue from the courtyard can be felt inside.
A beautiful spiral staircase with stucco finish walls connects the two floors of the house, which brings in ample amounts of light from pop-niches. The mezzanine floor is created as a play zone for the younger children of the family and has water features. Dense wood furniture is used inside the building, bringing the feeling of warmth with the earthy atmosphere that wood creates.
The first floor has a number of amenities, including a bar, a covered swimming pool and a recreational area which includes steam, sauna, etc. Out of all the wellness features the house has, the gazebo along with the rooftop garden is a perfect spot for evening tea with some friends. It is surrounded by water, greenery and an intelligent usage of materials such as waste glass bottles, scrap walnut pieces and mother-of-pearl inlay. The regular materials used are bricks, solid/teak wood, and toughened glass along with Travertino stone to create a statement house.
Carpet area: 4984.77sq-ft
Cost in Rps/sqft : Rs.4,000/sq-ft (Building & interiors)