The contemporary house that stands out for its elegance in the countryside of Mannanam in Kottayam district of Kerala is the manifestation of the dream of Gijo and his wife Litty. However, the irregular plot posed a hurdle for the couple initially in pursuing their dream. But the end result? A 2,750sqft house married to a vast and incredibly beautiful green landscape. Modern sloped roofs blend the elevation with the contemporary design of the house. The uniqueness doesn’t end here. The abode offers a lot more novel experiences.
The enthralling garden holds you spellbound as you walk past the main entrance. It greets as the perfect preface to the unique narrative of the house. Spacious turfed landscapes lie on either side of the tiled footpath leading to the house. A fish pond and sitting spaces are also arranged there. The stone-tiled cladding on the compound wall extends to the car porch as well. Adding to the pomp of the façade are the rounded columns erected at the car porch and the sit-out.
Interiors with wonderful space ideas
The main door opens to a formal living area with a prayer space. The stylish wooden theme of the prayer space has enhanced the beauty of the living space.
The surprises continue to await the main hall which has been devoted to the family living room-cum-dining area. The key feature of the area is the mini courtyard supported by rounded columns and decked with indoor plants. The pergola glass roofing atop the courtyard makes the most of the natural light flow into the interiors.
One of the walls in the family living area has been highlighted to separate the television unit from the rest. Adjoining the TV cabinet is an alternative exit door that facilitates the free flow of air into the house. The dining space has been so designed to relish the splendour of the courtyard to its fullest.
An attached kitchen with adequate facilities is tucked neatly to the main kitchen.
Bedrooms on a colour palette
Varying colour schemes are employed in the four different bedrooms to make them an ideal relaxing retreat. Master bedroom, kids room, guest bedroom, and parents bedroom all painted in different shades have attached bathroom facility. Separate space has been earmarked for the dressing area and study space in the master bedroom and kids’ room respectively.
In short, the simple but classy home leaves a touch of nobility on the minds of visitors.
Location: Mannanam, Kottayam
Area: 2,750 sqft
Owner: Gijo Vazhayil
Designer: Anil Kumar, Guideline Designers, Mobile: 7025063840
Interior Design: PMB Interiors, Palarivattom, Kochi