• All The Major Rooms In The House Are Tied Together With A Large Volume | Monoline

    A beautiful expression of volume with all the rooms in the house immersed in nature along with a tranquil simplicity is what defines the residence of architect Nishita Chanchad. Located in the Gotri-Vasna region, which is on the western side of Vadodara city, it appears to have all the trappings of a weekend home.

    Editor’s Note: “A commanding play of volume defines the streets of Vadodara with its sleek, grey-finished linear facade. Blurring the boundaries between architecture, interior and landscape, the abode is a harmonious fusion of mass and voids. Stepping inside this abode, the soothing blend of materials and colours evokes a sense of comfort and serenity within inhabitants. The bespoke detailing of elements within every space is a celebration of local craftsmanship” ~Simran Khare

    All The Major Rooms In The House Are Tied Together With A Large Volume | Monoline

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    Entrance Facade

    Chanchad House is a 3200-square-foot built-up area in a 3700 sq.ft plot at the end of the gated colony. Moderate high-rise apartments overshadows this abode. Volume is a key definer of the design. A play of masses brought together in light by voids is what creates the architectural impression. Large volumes tie together all the major rooms in the house that opens up and converges into a garden. There is a conscious attempt to adhere to timelessness, especially as seen in the choice of materials and design.

    Entrance Foyer – volumes creating beautiful sociography patterns

    There is a splash of solid Kota stone, exposed concrete, wood, and brass. There is a conscious avoidance of trends in material and embellishments in all rooms of the house. This further generates a rhythm and harmony. Architect Nishita strongly believes that there cannot be boundaries between art, interiors, architecture, and landscape. All of these are expressions that interconnect and enrich each other. The architect has beautifully used the idea of effortlessly blurring boundaries between these three in the design.

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    Garden Space at the rear end of the House

    The foyer has a beautiful design with checkered pattern tiles with brass inlay that opens into differentiated volumes. A double-height space of the living room narrows down into the private spaces with smaller heights of the house. This rhythmic juxtaposition and the surfaces gently make contact with adjacent volumes all tied together and opening into the greens beyond. It is a sense of balance and proportion that characterizes the house.

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    Foyer Space

    The 17’ tall and 14’ wide window structure without an intermediate beam in the living room offers a play of the geometrical pattern of light and shadow. The design of the wooden staircase which allows light to filter in creates checkered patterns on the floor thus creating a canvas of visual impressions.

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    Living Room

    The double height ingeniously visually connects the living room, dining space, kitchen areas, staircase, multipurpose space, the bedrooms above, and the balconies that in turn also create a cohesive flow of spaces along with beautiful view of old neem tree.

    Dining area

    The Dining area uses the dominance of geometrical shapes, here it is the circle. The floor has concentric circles in kota stone and brass inlay to complete it, the lamp above it also follows the under-line geometry of a circle.


    Natural light flush the kitchen through the beautiful and thoughtful use of a skylight. A huge exposed concrete feature wall with a collage of paintings and pattern sociography in the breakfast area catches attention.

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    Multi-purpose Room

    Capture of natural light continues through the floor-to-ceiling windows which flood the interiors with natural light, creating a vibrant canvas for the carefully selected materials of wood, stone, and brass to play their roles. In addition to maximizing the visual impact, it endows each room with a canvas for capturing changing skies, natural beauty, and the change of light during the day. The dance of the light cascades from the staircase. The Multi-purpose lounge with roof height openings turns into a theater space, study area, or a bedroom that beautifully opens into the garden.

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    Swing /jhula on the neem tree branch brings a nostalgic air to the house. To be easy on maintenance, the materials used in the powder bathroom are Italian marble and Kota stone. Partial concentric circles in terrazzo inlay adorn the floor creating drama.

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    Multi-purpose Bathroom / Powder Bathroom

    It is a pleasure to view the bathroom as a ‘no clutter’ minimalistic zone achieved by providing in-built napkin holders, ledges, and accessories. Overall the ambience allows one to immerse in the peace that is created.

    Transition Space – Passage Area First Floor

    One of the most interesting elements of the residence experientially is the circulation from the ground to the first level. A sculptural wooden staircase focusing on a bare/naked chandelier leads to a bridge that spreads throughout the double-height volume leading to the bedrooms and the north-facing prayer space. The serenity of pooja place is its subtle location which doesn’t make it stand in the face. A modest and minimalist cast-in-situ marble volume anchors the sacred space.

    Master bedroom

    The bedrooms have large openings out to the east and west courts with galleries and are positioned to the outer face of the house letting the cross-ventilation happen smoothly. The interior design of the bedroom uses a soft, muted, and artistic palette of cast-in-situ concrete wall.

    The master bedroom has a 6’ large bay window which brings in soft sunlight of the morning which further travels through the room to the gallery. It has a standout feature with the concrete raw finish wall adorned with rare and antique paintings acting as the backdrop of the bed. The king-size bed has an attached pullout bed provision for the toddler, with an overall appearance of seamlessness. The spick and span look of the bedroom is complemented by a minimalist yet large single-piece study Table. The inviting bathroom allows it to be used as a wet and dry space simultaneously.

    Bay Window – Master Bedroom

    The Italian floor of this space with a brass inlay pattern guides one to the open space. The balcony extending out of the bedroom offers life to the complete concrete volume. The spiral staircase, painted in yellow, adds color to the large gray and green palette on the balcony. All this makes it a sought-after space to hang out and relax on the terrace balcony.

    The next bedroom has a yellow Jaisalmer marble feature with wood as the main element wrapping around the rooms. The immaculate look is continued here through built-in storage.

    The lighting ambiance gracefully complements the use of timeless materials creating a soothing sense.

    Terrace Gallery – Staircase Feature

    Throughout all rooms in the house, the bespoke detailing of elements like customized furniture pieces, wood and metal railing, kota flooring with brass inlay, staircase, sculptures, and concrete panel walls are focused and dedicated to rekindling the artistry and detailed local techniques. Living in Chanchad House offers the promise of a sensory experience through its use of finishing materials. The symbiosis of art and architecture is made more thoughtful by following the central notion of red and black hues with apt construction material creating a holistic approach. The most commonly used finishing materials end up evoking a higher sensory experience.

    Fact File

    Designed by: Monoline

    Project Type: Residential Interior & Architecture Design

    Project Name: Chanchad’s house

    Location: Vadodara

    Year Built: 2022

    Duration of the project: 2 Years

    Plot Area: 3700 Sq.ft

    Built-up Area: 3200 Sq.ft

    Principal Architect: Ar. Nishita Chanchad

    Photograph Courtesy: Pixellus Photography

    Interior Styling: Minal Patel

    Project Managers: Bharatbhai Mistry & Jaiminbhai Mistry

    Products/Materials/Vendors: Lighting: HYBEC from perfect lights, vadodara / Doors and Partitions: cara_vadodara / Sanitary ware: toto , Grohe / Windows: cara_ vadodara / Flooring: baba marble / Artifact: brown leaf, artrang by Setu

    Firm’s Instagram Link: Monoline

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