Joseph Antony’s brand new abode at the serene countryside of Karuvatta in Alappuzha district in Kerala is quite special. The family, who had been living abroad for some time, had decided to build their dream dwelling at their hometown before they moved back to Kerala. Joseph says he had communicated his ideas and needs with the architect mostly through WhattsApp as he was still abroad when the construction began.
The house has been built in a 12 cents rectangular plot, closer to the family’s ancestral home. The structure is built by leaving lots of space in the front so that the fabulous view of the elevation could be enjoyed in all its amazing charm. Interestingly, the house looks incredible from both the sides too. The structure and the mesmerizing landscape have been designed by retaining the grand old mango tree and many other trees and plants in the plot. The elevation features a classy blend of contemporary and traditional architectural styles. The elegant combination of sloped roof that has been paved with shingles and the concrete flat roof grants a majestic look to the elevation. Meanwhile, the drive way paved with natural stones and the aesthetically designed landscape just adds to the overall look of the house.
Designed in 2800 sqft, this spectacular abode has a car porch, sit out, formal and family living areas, dining space, kitchen with an adjacent work area and four bedrooms. The entrance door opens to the foyer which then leads to the living areas. The interior walls don the splendid charm of the white hue which adds to the delightful ambience of the spaces.
The family living area and the dining space are arranged as part of the open hall. A shelf is what separates this area from the formal living space. Moreover, this shelf acts as an eye catching design element too. Attractive wall papers and interesting wall textures have been smartly used to decorate the interiors. The custom made furniture, meanwhile, enhances the unique design features of the house. Interestingly, these furniture pieces have been designed to make the interiors extremely beautiful and space efficient too. The common areas are furnished in chic wooden finish. Elegant paneling of marine plywood with veneer finish, designer partitions and stunning niche – curio works have been modishly used to bedeck the common spaces.
The owner wanted the bedrooms to be spacious and comfortable. The bedrooms have been furnished minimally in plain theme without any jarring decorations or design features. Besides, the bath attached bedrooms have lots of wardrobes for storage too.
Furnished in the classic white and wooden combination, the kitchen and the work area have quite a lot of cabinets and storage spaces. The cabinets are done in marine plywood finish. Meanwhile, the counter top has been paved with granite.
It was just a few days before the house warming ritual that the family had seen their dream home for the first time. They are joyous and gratified that they got a marvelous abode, just as they had imagined, where they could peacefully live after spending years abroad.
Location – Karuvatta, Harippad
Plot – 12 cents
Owner – Joseph Antony
Design – Green Homes, Thiruvalla
Mob – 9947069616
Year of completion - 2021