“These clients are actually neighbours who dropped by frequently when I was designing my own home a few years back,” says Nitin Bhardwaj of the eponymous firm. When the client retired from his high profile, jet-setting job as a CEO of a multinational company, he decided it was time to build his own home…and naturally turned to Bhardwaj to design it. “After years of living in swanky hotels during his travels, he had had an overdose of gloss and high-end luxury,” says Bhardwaj.
The brief was to build a home that fulfilled all the basic needs, with an emphasis on visual connectivity. Since the couple’s daughters have settled overseas and visit once a year, the husband and wife only have each other for company the rest of the time. “So, it became particularly important that most of their daily activities were carried out on the lower floor within sight of each other, without having to go to the floor above.” Consequently, there are no barriers between the kitchen, living room and dining room, facilitating an easy companionship for the couple. Even the open area above the two-car park is visually connected to the interior.
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