The compact existing 2BHK unit on the second floor of this building had a small skylight to let natural light into the living spaces of the house. Our design theme expanded on this very feature of the house, while combining the 2BHK unit with the studio unit on the terrace floor, to create a duplex house for the family.
Scroll below, to see how this skylight is being converted into a sky-lit staircase which will now be the heart of the House of Lightwells.
the living areas
The living room will now look into a spacious kitchen, the home-office and the central lightwell of the house. A single homogenous unit, the living areas will keep the close-knit family in close proximity to one another while they go about their everyday activities.
One half of the open terrace was converted into a home office, and the other into a open air terrace garden.
The home office was designed to face the coveted tree which is home to several parakeets and other birds, which make working at the desk a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
The existing kitchen was clubbed with the existing utility, and the bathroom of the old bedroom converted into the new utility. To suit the new airy and open vibe of the house, the kitchen was remodelled in a minimal black and white theme, to make the kitchen one with the rest of the house.