• The Home For An Industrialist In Hyderabad | Dev & Kaushik Architects

    The Home For An Industrialist In Hyderabad | Dev & Kaushik Architects

    A home for a known Industrialist’s family in Hyderabad. Brief was to design a very functional home with pleasing aesthetics. Located at a prime area in the city, this space is on the 14th floor of an apartment complex, with beautiful views of the city around. Interestingly, this home is an amalgamation of two, 4-bedroom flats into a single home on the same level. The clients were passionate to make a space that also reflected their personalities, and carry forward memories from their old home.

    VISIT : Dev & Kaushik Architects


    Two different 4-bedroom flats facing each other, to be clubbed together to make a single home. We were approached by the clients much in advance, even before we had the basic shell to work with.

    We realised that only the 7th floor of the 14 floor apartment complex was built yet, as we entered the project. So, what we think we were really offered was a brilliant opportunity for a big transformation.

    The challenge was more like, to join back two separated twins back into one. Each flat had its own, public and private spaces. Re-imagining all these spaces to be tied-up into one with a string that elegantly blended into each other functionally and aesthetically was very exciting.

    We realised this was beyond just an interior design. This had to do with major Architectural changes and improvements.



    There were challenges with respect to making changes in plan

    keeping the beam and column layout as planned by the builders.


    Masonry layout of most of the rooms in both the flats were changed to suit the client’s requirement, much different from the layouts offered by the builder.


    The clients were deeply concerned about the height of spaces. Having false ceilings was not preferred much. Thus none of the drawing, living, dining, kitchen, bedroom areas have false ceilings. Although selectively false ceiling was done purely to camouflage the HVAC lines only.

    Having no false ceiling, as well as changes in the masonry layouts, lead to a complete re-planning of electrical layout so as to have the

    electrical points directly in the casted slab bottom in order to directly use the surface mounted light fixtures and save on the height. What we achieved was a clear and lavish height that was not very usual to apartments generally. Also saving a lot of expense on false ceilings


    Subsequently, this lead to many changes in the planning of other

    services such as plumbing, heating & ventilation etc. After innumerable

    iterations, a complete set of renewed plans  were submitted to the builders much in advance for their approvals and execution by them in time.


    All the French doors were re-sized in heights and widths so as to harness the best of light and ventilation and obtain better city views from almost all the living and bedroom areas. All the UPVC fenestration offered by the builder were changed to a better aluminum fenestration that was much sleeker and elegant.


    Having re-worked on the civil structure, finally we achieved a shell that suited the functionality of the clients and gave us clear and neat spaces with aesthetic opportunities. Thus, two homes were amalgamated into one with, two drawing areas, a family living area, an everyday family dining and a formal dining accommodating larger crowd, an everyday kitchen and a party/ open kitchen with utility, store room and a room for the house help, The home has 6 bedrooms with attached closets, toilets, private balconies. An extra bedroom was converted into a media room with a small bar provision adjacent. Another bedroom was converted into an exclusive master closet for him and her.

    This home for an industrialist in Hyderabad is a passionately crafted home. The brief was to conceptualise and bring into reality an amalgamation of two lavish 4 bedroom flats into one, elegantly blending into each other, spatially, functionally and aesthetically. Design called in for a lot for changes that ended in achieving a wonderfully functional space. The material palette used across has an Indian charm, rightly connected with a contemporary design language.

    Effort has been made to involve skilful carpenters to craft some fine wood work. Colours have been kept toned down and subtle to keep the mood warm. Furniture picked has a variety in terms of design and style. The home also uses a variety of fabrics like Ikat and Raw silks, sourced from local and award winning weavers. Walls adorned with exquisite painting by various artists make it a home that’s unique and speaks volumes about the personality of the homemaker.

    The material palette

    COLOURS: subtle & light colors to make it feel more airy, neutral colors adding warmth. flooring: polished italian marble in grey with golden & orange streaks to add artistic character

    WALLS: mostly plain painted surfaces with texture applications, wall papers selectively.

    CARPENTRY: teak wood doors, false ceiling works in ply & veneer, selective cabinetry & customised furniture.

    WOOD POLISHES: only natural colors used with selective staining furniture: sleek in modern lines with a blend of Indian, both in fabric & leather, wood or metal legs.

    FENESTRATION: Sleek black powder coated alu. partitions with glass, toilet shower partitions in black alu. frames& glass.

    METAL: Mostly brass & copper to bring in the Indian touch

    LIGHTS: Both surface mounted & recessed used, directional fixtures and led cove lightings selectively. carpets: viscose in rich but subtle tones curtains: subtle neutral shades used

    ART WORKS: ARTISTS :Lt.SURYA PRAKASH (signed copied reframed to suit the style) RAMESH GORJALA- (Flying Kamadhenu in dining area), MATTAPARTHI VEERA ANJANEYULU – (Entry lobby, Puja – Tanjore Painting comissioned for the home)

    VENKATAGIRI SILK UPHOLSTERY – (Sourced from award winning weaver)



    Designer’s firm: Dev & Kaushik Architects

    Project Architect: Nikhil Dev VN, Kaushik Abinav

    Size: 5800sft

    Location: Madhapur, Hyderabad

    Design Team: Architects-Nikhil Dev, Kaushik Abinav, Monica Darbar, Abhishek

    Civil, Electrical & Plumbing works : Builders, Flooring: Sri Chand &Jaypal, Carpentry & Polish: Suresh &Nand Kishore

    Photography:Ricken Desai , Hyderabad

    Text: Nikhil Dev VN

    A Modern Luxury Home Design that Stands as an Assurance of Refined Tastes | The Design Chapel

    In the heart of New Bombay, stands a modern luxury home design . It stands as an assurance of refined tastes and opulent aspirations. Mumbai’s tropical climate and high population density set the stage for a design philosophy that prioritizes natural light and ventilation. The challenge, however, was to infuse this modern luxury home design […]

    Read More

    This Beige House Embraces the Timeless Elegance of Minimalism | VAID Architects

    Step inside a heaven of serenity. This beige house embraces the timeless elegance of minimalism, where every element is meticulously chosen for function and form. A soothing palette of beige and brown paints creates a calming environment that invites you to breathe deeply and unwind. Prepare to embark on a journey of pared-back beauty, where […]

    Read More

    20 L-Shape Modular Kitchen Designs for Modern Indian Homes

    The L-shape modular kitchen designs has gained popularity in India for its space-saving efficiency and ergonomic design, making it a top choice in modern homes. This configuration optimizes corner spaces and allows for a seamless workflow, catering to the diverse cooking and socializing needs typical in Indian households. It provides multiple cooking zones, ample storage […]

    Read More

    This Flat in Kolkata Blends Plush Luxury With Contemporary Elegance | SR Design Aesthetic

    Plush luxury meets contemporary elegance in this 4-BHK flat in Kolkata, where sleek and defined silhouettes weave through luxurious materials and curated accents. The refined yet inviting atmosphere that the father-daughter duo of Shukdeo and Kajol Rana of SR Design Aesthetic craft here directly reflects the homeowner’s desire for this residential project in Rare Earth, […]

    Read More

    This Three Bedroom Apartment Blends Modernism And Minimalism | Barakhadee Studio

    This 1800 sq. ft three bedroom apartment perfectly blends modern and minimal elements to create a timeless living space. It is designed for a working couple in their 30’s in Pashan, Pune, Maharashtra. This Three Bedroom Apartment Blends Modernism And Minimalism | Barakhadee Studio As you step into the spacious living area, light floods in […]

    Read More

    Kitchen Island With Seating: 15 Design Ideas for Indian Interiors

    Kitchen island with seating truly serve as a family anchor in the home. They are more than just practical fixtures; the kitchen island with seating is the cornerstone of the family’s structure, fostering connection and unity. Its layout allows multiple people to move around the kitchen island with seating easily while working, enhancing spatial comfort […]

    Read More

    This Grey Abode On This High Rise Building Has Only The Bare Necessities | GA Design

    On the 46th floor of a high rise building in Mumbai, the grey house is the abode of a young couple, their daughter, and their shih tzu Mango. Being prior clients, they came to us with a lot of trust and faith that we would be able to give them their vision of a stark, […]

    Read More

    Luxurious Apartment in Pune is A Journey Through Unparalleled Grandeur | Luxe Atelier

    Experience the essence of grandeur of this luxurious apartment in Pune with the meticulously designed “Opulent Escape.” Spanning 4,000 square feet of pure indulgence, this exquisite residence is tailored for a family of six discerning individuals. Every corner of this luxurious space whispers elegance and sophistication. Thus, this luxurious apartment in Pune creates an environment […]

    Read More

    This Mid-Century Modern Home Exudes a Bright Yet Gentle Ambience | wishindesign

    This mid century modern home exudes a bright yet gentle ambience that refreshes and relaxes you from the moment you walk in is designed for a retired couple and their young daughter. Our palette focuses on earthy and neutral tones with minimal pops of colour to create a serene yet invigorating atmosphere. Key materials include […]

    Read More

    The Sleek Design Elegantly Incorporates Veneers And Laminates | Chaudhari Associates

    The sleek design elegantly incorporates veneers and laminates, with a cane sandwiched in glass for a unique touch. Staco-textured CNC 3D MDF, murals, and terracotta jali add intricate details, while exposed brick graces the balcony. Glass mosaic also enhances the breakfast counter and wash basin areas, complemented by fluted glass windows framed in wood. The […]

    Read More
  • Haribol House Design | 23DC Architects

    Luxury Lifestyle and Passion with High Fashion Trends