KSA Architects and Planners Pvt Ltd

Dr Bhuse's House, Mumbai



Around 2015, one of our neighbors approached us to redesign his existing house in an old building in Santacruz West. It was a duplex apartment for which they had earlier installed a private lift and it had a sloping roof – a rarity in a Mumbai apartment. Considering the type of apartment it was, we decided to use only a muted, minimalist palette which consisted of Italian Travertine and Burma Teak Wood. The space had an old-world charm, and we decided to celebrate it – but also make it a bit more contemporary. Every piece of furniture – from the dining table to the chairs, the bar unit, the louvred sliding partition doors to the staircase – was designed and handmade, polished, and finished on-site. The most important task was realigning the internal staircase – something that is not visually evident now – but had a huge impact on the spatial design of the house.