Sabu Joseph’s new house at Vellarikundu in Kasaragod district in Kerala attracts everyone with its simple yet elegant features. The quintessential charm of the traditional architecture is the highlight of this house. However, the interiors boast of modern amenities and stands out for their chic style.
The multi-layer roof is paved with traditional mud tiles. Instead of the interlocking bricks, that are the current trend, baby mettles which allow the rain water to seep into the ground are paved on the front yard. Meanwhile, verdant lawns, beautiful flowering plants and fruit bearing trees adorn the garden here.
Designed in 2710 sqft, the fabulous abode has a car porch, sit-out, living and dining areas, courtyard, library, kitchen with a work area and four bedrooms. The car porch, meanwhile, is built away from the structure. The porch too is designed in the same theme of the house. The pillars in the sit-out are adorned with exclusive teak wood panelling. A simple yet classy L-shaped couch is the highlight of the formal living area. The walls here are lined with lots of windows to let natural sunshine and air into the house.
The interior spaces are designed in the semi open style. Long corridors are what connect these spaces. The walls don the serene white hue which makes the interiors look vaster and pleasant as well. Meanwhile, the custom made furniture is done in teak.
There are two courtyards in the house and they are arranged on both sides of the corridor. The skylight ceiling here illuminates the interiors with spectacular sunshine. The floor of the courtyards is paved with artificial grass. Moreover, the indoor plants add a hint of greenery here. Interestingly, these courtyards are a few steps below the floor level of the house. One could sit and relax on the steps here.
The dining table can easily accommodate up to eight guests. Besides, a couch too has been arranged close to the dining table in case there are too many guests. The kitchen cabinets are made in teak wood. Meanwhile, the counter top has been paved with granite.
The bedrooms are simple and have attached bathrooms and wardrobes in plywood.
The family adores books and has dedicated an area to arrange a fantastic library. The long book shelf made in marine plywood and spray painted in white colour is the highlight of the library. A small brook flows near the house. A sit-out too has been arranged as an extension from the dining area from where the mesmerizing beauty of the stream could be enjoyed. Besides, the bedrooms have bay windows which bring amazing nature into the house.
Location – Kasaragod
Plot – 68 cents
Area – 2710 SFT
Owner – Sabu Joseph
Architect – Shyamkumar P
Forms and Spaces, Kanhangad
Mob – 9895404502
Year of completion - 2018