Daya Sumesh who is a teacher is elated to show around her brand new house at Valappad in Thrissur. She wanted a simple single storey house that has all the modern amenities required for a three member family. Architect Anoop who is also her relative has smartly designed the house leaving enough provisions to expand the structure in case the family wants more facilities in the future. The family wasn’t ready to compromise on the quality of building and furnishing materials.
GI truss roof paved with roofing tiles are installed over the flat roof. The roof, designed in three layers, grants a spectacular look to the exteriors. The space between the ceiling and the cement roof could be used as a utility area. This space effectively blocks the hot sun rays from entering the house. So, the atmosphere inside the house is always pleasant and comfortable. More rooms or an additional floor too could be added here in the future.
The front yard has been retained in its natural layout without paving tiles or interlocking bricks. Lots of trees and plants adorn the front yard. Designed in 1800 sqft, this fabulous abode has a sit out, dining area, courtyard, kitchen with a work area and three bedrooms. Huge windows and openings welcome natural sunshine and cool breeze abundantly into the house.
The quaint L-shaped sit-out looks very cosy. Meanwhile, an elegant L-shaped couch is what adorns the living area. A TV unit too has been installed here. A frame partition, decorated with coloured glass, is what separates the living and the dining areas. This partition has been hooked onto the ceiling and on the floor as well. This removable partition could be unhooked to make the living – dining areas, a very spacious open hall.
Vitrified tiles in wooden finish are paved on the floor. The furniture is made using cement board and MDF on GI frame.
The beautiful courtyard beside the dining area is the highlight of the interiors. This area is amazingly illuminated with natural sunshine that comes in through the jali slits on the wall here. A Buddha statue and indoor plants make this area extremely enchanting. Interestingly, this area could be easily transformed into a study area, if required, in the future. The wash area, meanwhile, is arranged just beside this space.
All the bedrooms are bath-attached with in – built wardrobes for storage. The kitchen cupboards are done in cement boards with MDF finish. The counter top has been paved with granite.
The construction of this house, including the structure and the furnishing, was completed on a budget of Rs 50 lakh. The construction was in its final stages when the pandemic was spreading at a rapid pace. Even though it had slowed down the work a bit, the family is happy that they could move into the safety of their brand new house in April this year.
Location – Valappad, Thrissur
Area – 1800 SFT
Plot – 40 cents
Owner – Daya Sumesh
Architects – Anoop Chandran and Manisha Amac Architects, Thriprayar, Thrissur
Mob – 99950 00222
Pictures – Akhil Komachy
Mob – 97468 52557
Year of construction – 2020 April