This stylish house built on a 5 cents plot in Kazhakuttam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, is a fine example of a comfortable and cost effective abode that effortlessly overcomes space constraints. The plot was a bit higher from the road level. The car parking area has been levelled while the rest of the plot remains at the same height. Though the plot is smaller, the structure is built by leaving the legal setback. The elevation features the beautiful box design to save space. Terracotta stone claddings, glass openings and vertical pattern designs highlight the design marvel of the exteriors.
The ground floor has the living and the dining areas, kitchen and two bedrooms. Meanwhile, there are two more bedrooms, home theatre and a balcony in the upper storey. The interiors are designed in the open style which makes the spaces look vast and roomy.
Simple yet elegant interiors are extremely cozy. Paneling or ceiling designs are absent. The formal living area has simple and minimal furniture that adds to the elegance.
The dining area is part of the open hall. The dining table too is simple without any fancy features. An adjacent crockery shelf completes the dining area. The stair area, which is designed in double-height, too is part of the hall. The pergola ceiling here invites lots of sunlight into the house. Meanwhile, the simple stairway is in the cantilever style. Interestingly, provision has been arranged for gardening in the first landing of the stairway.
The kitchen is small and extremely functional. The cabinets here are done in marine plywood with laminate finish. Meanwhile, the counter top has been paved with granite.
The wonderful arrangements of spaces and the excellent facilities make this beautiful house space efficient and comfortable.
Location – Kazhakuttam, Thiruvananthapuram
Plot – 5 cents
Area – 2117 SFT
Owner – Abhilasha
Design – Delarch Architects and Interiors, Ernakulam
Mob – 9072848244
Completion year - 2020