Jayachandran and his family are thrilled to show around their brand new house built on a 12 cents rectangular plot in Karunagapally, Kollam in Kerala.
The interesting design of the compound wall and the gate instantly grabs attention. The metal gate adds the perfect contrast against the sloped wall that is painted in pleasant sky blue hue. A show wall is built in front of the thulasithara (stone platform where the sacred holy basil is grown) to ensure enough privacy while offering prayers. Meanwhile, the grand old manjadi tree (adenanthera pavonina) has been retained in the front yard.
The entrance of the house faces the west side. The elevation features chic and classy flat – box style. The exteriors don a simple cement finish without any decorative claddings or harsh colors. The windows and the jails on the upper storey act as an elegant designer element. The cool north – western breeze flows into the house through these openings.
Designed in 3200 sqft, this fabulous mansion has a sit out, formal and family living areas, courtyard, prayer space, two bedrooms and kitchen and work area in the ground floor. Meanwhile, there are two more bedrooms, upper living area and an open terrace in the upper floor.
Usually, when houses are built in rectangular plots, the spaces are vaster and people would have to walk quite a bit from the entrance to reach the backside of the house. In order to avoid this, the house has been designed in two blocks. The courtyard is what connects both the blocks. These courtyards are indeed the highlights of the interiors. The rooms and the spaces in both the blocks open to the spectacular views of greenery in the courtyards.
An array of designer features and architectural styles could be seen in the interiors of this house. From the rustic finish to the distressed style which grants an old world charm to the spaces, the interiors boast of mesmerizing techniques and fashions. The transparent stairway has hand railings built in wood and toughened glass finish.
The bedrooms are bath attached and have in – built wardrobes for storage. Warm and pleasant shades of colors adorn the walls in these rooms. Besides, the windows here open to the beautiful nature outside. The stunning beauty of the courtyards too could be enjoyed form the bedrooms.
The modern kitchen is furnished in white color theme. The cabinets, meanwhile, are done in plywood with laminate finish. The counter top has been paved with granite. Concealed lightings grant a dreamy look to the kitchen. An adjacent work area too has been arranged as part of the kitchen.
The interiors are extremely cool and the spaces have a remarkable ambience. The greenery in the courtyard, indoor plants, windows and the excellent cross ventilation play pivotal roles in making the interiors feel pleasant and comfortable. The family vows that all their tension and worries would vanish once they enter the calmness of their dream dwelling.
Location – Karunagapally, Kollam
Area – 3200 SFT
Owner – Jayachandran, Sini
Design – Harikrishnan Sasidharan, Neenu Elizabeth
NO Architects Designers, Kollam
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