Brothers Ajesh and Renjith built their dream abodes in a 34 cents land that they had inherited as ancestral property in Karivelloor in Kannur, Kerala. It was the elder brother Renjith who designed both the houses. Ajesh wanted a single storey house that featured the elegant charm of traditional architecture.
Instead of concrete roofing, traditional mud tiles have been paved on the truss roof. Meanwhile, fibre cement boards are installed in place of ceiling. The cavity space between these two areas effectively prevents heat inside the house and helps maintain a pleasant atmosphere.
Designed in 1800 sq ft, this amazing house has a sit-out, formal and family living areas, dining space, kitchen with a work area and three bedrooms.
Tiles in matte finish are paved on the floor. Meanwhile, the elegant furnishing has been done using marine plywood in veneer finish.
The central courtyard is the highlight of the interiors. The ceiling here is designed in the ‘open to sky’ style. Grilles have been installed for added security. The four pillars around the courtyard are built using exquisite rosewood. Seating arrangements too have been arranged around the courtyard. The family says that it is indeed a unique experience to enjoy the rains that come in through the open ceiling.
Ajesh and Renjith work in the production and distribution of modular kitchen. So, the kitchen here is quite special with all the modern facilities. The cabinets are done in marine plywood with matte finish. Imported Canadian wood has been used to furnish rest of the kitchen.
The bedrooms are simple and efficient. Two bedrooms are bath-attached and there is a common bathroom as well. Wooden flooring is the highlight of the master bedroom. Design features in imported Canadian wood could be seen here as well.
The construction of this house, including the structure and the furnishing was completed on a budget of Rs 40 lakh. Among the many features that helped in keeping a check on the expenses, avoiding the stairway played a vital role. Besides, the car porch isn’t built as part of the structure. Instead, it is built separately. False ceiling too isn’t installed anywhere in the house. Moreover, the use of timber for furnishing has been limited.
The brothers had been close pals since childhood and their families too share a special bond. They wished to live in the same premises even though in separate houses. Both families are elated that their dream has been fulfilled. Interestingly, both families draw water from the single well in the plot, which is an amazing instance of brotherly love and cooperation.
Location – Karivelloor, Kannur
Area – 1800 SFT
Plot – 17 cents
Owner – Ajesh K
Mob – 9847383525
Design – Renjith
Elegant Interiors and Modular Kitchen
Budget – Rs 40 lakhs
Year of completion – 2020
Pictures – Akhil Komachy