A White House In India, Home To Three Generations

Casa Bianca which literally translates as The White House is not the presidential landmark but actually a beautiful and serene family house in Ahmedabad, India which is home to three separate generations all living harmoniously under one roof. 

The house is a collection of geometric volumes which intersect and overlap one anotherView in gallery
The house is a collection of geometric volumes which intersect and overlap one another

It was completed in 2021 by The Grid Architects and its name reflects the simplistic and pure palette of materials and colors which define its design. 

This double-height lounge area has one of the best views in the houseView in gallery
This double-height lounge area has one of the best views in the house

The house sits on a corner plot bordering the road and its main facade is facing East which gives it a lovely sunrise view early in the mornings. Of course, the climate conditions in this area mean high temperatures most of the time so the design had to take this into consideration. With that in mind, the architects gave the house recessed windows and made sure that its indoor spaces get to enjoy multiple connections to the outdoors which optimized cross ventilation. 

A stylish white fence broken up by trees sits between the house and the roadView in gallery
A stylish white fence broken up by trees sits between the house and the road
There's several small open terraces like this one which are part of the layoutView in gallery
There’s several small open terraces like this one which are part of the layout
A floating wood staircase connects the social areas to the private upper floorView in gallery
A floating wood staircase connects the social areas to the private upper floor
The read of the house opens onto a lovely backyard full of greeneryView in gallery
The read of the house opens onto a lovely backyard full of greenery
The front of the house also opens onto these nice patio-like spacesView in gallery
The front of the house also opens onto these nice patio-like spaces

The simple and mostly white exterior of the house sets the tone for a very serene and airy type of residence. This is confirmed by the beautiful interior which makes use of simple and earthy color tones and features natural stone floors but also warm wooden accents which help the open spaces feel very welcoming. The ground floor is where the social areas are situated while the private spaces are positioned upstairs along with a media room, a library and a series of terraces

The strategic lighting puts an emphasis on the beautiful texture of the exterior wallsView in gallery
The strategic lighting puts an emphasis on the beautiful texture of the exterior walls