Maximalist Serenity: Bridging Modern Design and Indian Mythology in Urban Living

Tucked away in the vibrant heart of North Bangalore, the charming DS Residence sits gracefully upon a modest 30'x40' plot. With a keen focus on maximizing space and creating a seamless flow between its levels, this home sets a new standard for comfortable living in compact settings.

Maximalist Serenity: Bridging Modern Design and Indian Mythology in Urban Living

Discover the enthralling environment of DS Residence, where every element narrates a tale of creative design and contented living. This architectural marvel, which is located on a small 30' x 40' plot in the center of bustling North Bengaluru, captures the spirit of modernism mingled with traditional Indian elements.

The secret to DS Residence's design concept is to embrace the verdant beauty of its interior green spaces while making the most of every square inch of its small size. One is met with a remarkable fusion of modern sophistication and classic appeal as soon as one approaches the building's façade. Here, green areas are carefully considered and incorporated into the design, softening the exterior and promoting a natural flow with it. The design of the house is one where earthy materials and clean lines come together to create a visual masterpiece.



Bengaluru, Karnataka

Plot Area

1,200 sq. ft.

Built-Up Area

3,500 sq. ft.

Number of Rooms


Completion Year


Vastu Compliance


The Maximalist Interiors

As one steps inside the DS Residence's exquisite interiors, they are met with an homage to traditional Indian architecture, with each room embodying a maximalist philosophy. The ingenious visual connectedness across floors of the home gives the impression of expansiveness, albeit with its small size. The layout skillfully blends modern practicality with Indian architectural ideas, blending different spaces to create a flowing, connected atmosphere. Entering the living space, you are greeted by a warm and inviting ambiance that is enhanced by the classic features that are placed throughout.

The living room's classic set of seating chairs and coffee table combines teak wood and wicker, and the aged carpet gives the space a vintage feel. The room is filled with a vivid, colorful atmosphere thanks to the stained glass lights, which also create attractive patterns on the walls. A traditional swing beckons beneath the open sky as the living room opens onto a peaceful garden. The room is naturally lit from above by a skylight, which adds to its peaceful beauty. Ascending the steps reveals a captivating mural that tells stories of Indian mythology and skillfully blends the past and present into a vibrant tapestry of ethnic diversity.

Spaces unfold to tell tales of the mythology and all the artifacts perched in every corner of this house. Watch the complete video on Buildofy.

A Dining Space that Weaves Stories

The large, eight-seater table in the center of this floor's pleasant dining area is the focal point of family get-togethers and mealtime events. A genuine tribute to the rich cultural tapestry woven throughout the house, the table's base is a masterwork of carved legs that portray various aspects of Indian mythology and heritage. Each leg is expertly crafted with minute precision. With a glass top, the dining table provides a special angle from which guests may view the enthralling painting below while savoring their meals. The chairs, which match the table, have a unique style with elaborate handles decorated with exquisite horses, which adds to the room's overall cohesive theme.

Tucked up in a corner, a courtyard opens to the sky, providing views of the surrounding area from a side window. The floor is covered in stepping stones and pebbles that entice exploration by touch and give the surroundings a hint of rustic appeal. The courtyard becomes a great conversation starter against the backdrop wall, which is decorated with several wooden doors and windows. It is a tasteful blend of modernism and heritage. A magnificent repurposed wooden column anchors one corner, adding to the room's classic elegance and beckoning visitors to savor its timeless appeal.

An open dining space adorned with mighty stories of the past sits right in the heart of the house. To watch the complete home documentary, click here.

A Stand-out Staircase

A staircase elegantly meanders through the center of the home, fulfilling the dual roles of being a useful component and a striking architectural element. Starting as a bold blue metal divider on the ground floor, the railing to the staircase becomes a vibrant showstopper on the top floors with ornately decorated rails that are full of charm and character. By merging wood and granite, the staircase creates a captivating contrast between warmth and rawness that makes it easy for residents as well as visitors to climb its stairs. The stairwell has a feeling of classic beauty and grace because of the mosaic tiles that cover the risers. These tiles offer a touch of classic elegance.

Against the backdrop of a raw brick wall, the colorful railing creates an enchanting contrast, evoking a sense of whimsy and curiosity that beckons the users to ascend and discover the secrets that lie beyond. As the staircase ascends, it not only connects different levels of the house but also serves as a visual journey through artistry and innovation, leaving a lasting impression on all who traverse its path.

A bright and colorful staircase binds the entire house together with its charm and welcoming nature. Visit Buildofy for the video of the complete project walkthrough.

DS Residence places a strong emphasis on sustainability by incorporating green spaces within its structure. Beyond enhancing its visual appeal, these green elements contribute to a healthier living environment, reflecting the thoughtful planning and design choices aimed at optimizing energy efficiency.

It stands as a remarkable testament to the successful fusion of maximalist and traditional Indian architecture on a modest 30'x40' site. It epitomizes a harmonious coexistence of the past and present, offering its occupants a culturally rich and contemporarily vibrant living space that is both inspiring and inviting.

To watch the complete home tour, peruse the drawings in detail, and browse additional photographs, visit Buildofy. While there, don’t miss out on the other impressive contemporary homes in Tamil Nadu and across India.