Painted Against Silken Hued Skies, A Multigenerational Home Takes Shape In Ahmedabad
- 30 Jan '24
- 11:49 am by Tanvee Abhyankar
Nestled amidst the quiet charm of urban Ahmedabad, the Roots to Roof Villa is a luxury private residence true to its name. Built by Tvasttr Architects, led by Shailja Shaarvin Patel and Shaarvin J Patel, this 5-bedroom abode spans 10,500 square feet. Crafted to suit the dynamic lifestyle of a doctor duo and their extended family, this residence seamlessly blends private sanctuaries with communal spaces.
The residence excels in spatial segregation and has a functional floor plan. The house begins at the foyer and leads into a vestibule that serves as a gateway to the rest of the house. Upstairs, the first floor provides a familial haven and includes a master bedroom, the daughters’ bedrooms and a family lounge. The second floor transforms into an entertainment and leisure zone that includes a home cinema, guest suite, multipurpose room, and a landscaped terrace.
The formal drawing room channels understated glamour in the muted sofa and armchairs that pair immaculately with the Taurus black marble coffee table, crafted in situ. The wall installation adorned with golden touches and furniture embellished with gilded accents enhances the room’s aesthetic.
The opulent double-height windows in the living room receive ample natural light to illuminate the dry kitchen and the dining area, which are all in one line and without any partitions between them. Inspired by these surrounding areas, the natural stone on the tabletop featured in the dining area showcases an amazing spectrum of greys and browns.
The remaining space on the ground floor is thoughtfully divided across the pooja room and the parents’ bedroom. The bed has a headboard made of cane and dark metal that is skillfully woven by regional artists. Behind the headboard is a striking wallpaper by Life n Colors on a deep teal wall enhanced by delicate Oorjaa banana fibre lamps. Sarita Handa‘s furnishings and Jaipur Rugs’ geometric carpet inject vibrant colours, balancing the earthy tones of the room.
A passageway featuring several art pieces and sculptures leads you to the various personal zones of the first floor, like a master bedroom, and a family lounge area, alongside the two daughters’ bedrooms. The master bedroom notably houses a California king bed and features an arched headboard, evoking a dreamy ambience. Ivory-toned fabric against a wood-covered wall, with subtle brass inlay elements, adds a dash of glamour to the room.
The bedroom of the older daughter is a sophisticated mix of materials that accentuate its declared grandeur. A tufted bed against a black mirror backdrop showcases an innovative design while the soft, northern light fills the room, and its large canvas accommodates a well-detailed study and relaxing area. A charming study that borders the bedroom’s entry offers the ideal setting for reading, working, and reflecting through its vitrine-style bookshelves and tiered wood desk.
The architects characterise the motivation for the younger daughter’s bedroom to be a playful escape into wonder, awe, and inspiration. The focal point of the room is a platform-style bed that is positioned atop a marble pedestal. Hidden behind the arching divider wall is a cosy study alcove. An enchanting forest scene on the wardrobe’s glass fascia is created with delicately printed ceramic to vividly portray a child’s awe of nature.
On the second floor, the family‘s emphasised needs for storage and a comfortable atmosphere are met in this cosy suite, which doubles as a guest bedroom. An upholstered bed contrasts sharply with the white Italian stone floor, bringing a splash of brown throughout the otherwise all-white space of the room. The warm tones of abstract art breathe life into the small, stylish study nook, creating the perfect place to read and gaze out over the adjoining balcony.
The suite bathroom is the biggest in the entire house, where the Italian marble takes centre stage, raising the walls and out of the flooring with a soaring quality. The glass shower wall frames views of the green-dotted balcony and the jacuzzi like a picture window.
Bringing together this floor’s grand offerings is the home cinema space, boasting ample seating for a sizable audience, a powder room, and a pantry/bar. The soundproofed area, adorned in rich brown, taupe, and black hues, creates a cosy den-like atmosphere. The multipurpose room, enveloped in brick with expansive concrete and a wooden floor, adapts to the family’s changing moods. Equipped with a fitness centre and a music room for their daughters, this versatile space caters to every unique need, solidifying its status as an ideal multigenerational home.