When Hari decided to build afresh a new house demolishing the old ancestral home at Kurumassery, 14 km away from Aluva town of Kerala, he was particular that the structure should be fashioned in tune with Vastu principles. The spot for the foundation was decided by retaining the old well that stood in the 96 cents of the plot.
Though the elevation is featured in contemporary style, the teakwood paneling in the sit-out zone adds a traditional texture to the whole facade. Simplicity in design outlines the interior and exterior beauty of the structure. The compound wall and gate go well with the facade.
A sit-out, living room, dining area, kitchen, work area, two bedrooms are housed on the ground floor while upper living area, two bedrooms and an open terrace are featured on the first floor of the 2,241 sqft house.
Right choice of decor was made that suits well into the space instead of spending too much on many embellishments to glam up the interior. The square pattern false ceilings are one such example that spice up the interior.
Wooden works are done using teak, mahagony and wild jack (anjili) timber to give an antique finish to the decor.
All the four bedrooms are large and spacious enough to accommodate attached bathroom, wardrobe and separate dressing units.
A key attraction is the L-shaped kitchen in red and white hue. The cupboards here are made with a combination of multiwood, marine plywood and veneer, while the countertop has been paved with granite.
Hari had to shell out Rs60 lakh for the entire project that includes the structure, furnishing, compound wall and landscape.
Location: Kurumassery, Ernakulam
Plot: 96 cents
Area: 2,241 sqft
Owner: Hari G.
Design: Anoop K G
Cadd Artec, Angamaly