The Vintage Abode
What Houzz contributors are saying:
5. Old electrical wiringThe electrical wiring of an old building cannot take the load of modern home appliances like geysers, air conditioners, refrigerator, microwave, gadgets and so on. Since old electrical fittings are unsafe and can be a fire hazard, it is essential to hire the services of an experienced electrical contractor to upgrade the electrical system. The load calculation of the electrical wiring depends on the number of electrical fixtures, appliances and air conditioners that need to run parallel in the house.Change all the switchboards and incorporate adequate plug points in the bathroom, kitchen and other areas of the home to support all the appliances.
Houzz at a GlanceWho lives here: A family of fourLocation: Mumbai, MaharashtraYear of the project: 2020Size: 140 square metres (1507 square feet); 2 bedroomsArchitecture and interior design firm: Studio Mestry in collaboration with Bhakti LoonawatPhotos by Aditya WarlikarThe designers wanted to give a contemporary touch to this Hughes Road home, while retaining its old-world charm, by using spatial elements and natural finishes. Combining materials like terrazzo with Indian marble and wooden accents underpins the vintage character.We enter the home through a long passageway where a series of jack arches painted in aqua green draw the eye upwards. Grey terrazzo tiles with high skirting detail adorn the corridor floor. The passageway connects the living area to the bedrooms on the other side.