Those who wish to build their dream dwellings on smaller plots in cities could take a cue from this beautiful abode owned by Anand in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The house that stands on a meager 5 cents plot also has an office space besides all the required facilities. This fabulous abode is smartly designed so that the office work wouldn’t hamper the privacy of the domestic life.
The elevation exudes the mesmerizing charm of the contemporary architectural style. Meanwhile, the natural stone claddings and the breathing wall which facilitates cross ventilation act as eye-catching design features as well. The interiors designed in the open theme look incredibly vaster. A sit-out, living and dining areas, three bedrooms, kitchen with an adjacent work area, office space and an open terrace have been arranged in 2570 sq ft area.
The spaces are so open that the simple yet classy stairway could be seen from the living and the dining areas and the kitchen as well. Meanwhile, the pebble courtyard with double height skylight is the most attractive feature here. The wall highlighted with natural stone claddings adds a rustic charm to this space.
The sunlight that enters through the square-shaped ceiling enhanced with beautiful CNC cutting design creates a stunning picture of art in the mornings.
There is a door-cum-window in the dining area through which one could get to the patio. Besides, you could have a hearty meal while enjoying the amazing greenery outside. The partition that separates the kitchen and the dining area features teak paneling and has shelves on both the sides.
One could enter the office space from the first landing of the stairway. Besides, there is a separate stairway outside the house that leads to the office. A quaint dining space too has been arranged on the floor above for the office staff. Glass is paved on the GI pipe roof here. The wall is accentuated with stone claddings where plant boxes too are arranged. A coffee table and a wash area complete this area.
The upper living area, meanwhile, is just three steps above the first landing. The spaces are arranged in a way to make communication easier between these floors. Besides, one could easily catch a glimpse of the upper storey spaces as well.
There is one bedroom in the ground floor and two in the upper storey. The wooden panelling on the head side walls is the highlights of the bedrooms.
The kitchen cabinets are done in marine plywood with glass finish. Meanwhile, granite is paved on the counter top. There is a huge opening here through which you could enjoy the beautiful sights of the stairway and the courtyard.
This marvellous house becomes a winner as it has perfectly accommodated an office space without marring the elegance and privacy of a home. Most importantly, the owner is able to save considerable amount of money as he doesn’t have to rent a separate office space.
Location – Thiruvananthapuram
Plot – 5 cents
Area – 2570 SFT
Onner – Anand Raj and Ramya
Design – Radhakrishnan
SDC Architects, Trivandrum
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