Gromy Samuel’s grand mansion at Chengannur in Alappuzha district, Kerala, grabs attention for its marvelous exteriors and chic interiors. The house stands regally in a 33 cents land that is a few feet above the road level. The owner, who is an expatriate, is a self-confessed lover of the classic architectural styles.
So, he made sure that his brand new house too follows such a theme. The roof in multiple levels gives a very elegant look to the elevation. Interestingly, the flat roof has been topped with a stylish truss roof which is then paved with roofing tiles. This reduces the heat inside the house and grants a pleasant ambience too. Meanwhile, the beautiful claddings on the outer walls add the perfect highlights. The landscape has been aesthetically designed to complement the spectacular look of the house. The beautiful garden where a charming statue of Buddha welcomes the guests is indeed one of the most calming spots. The automated lights in the garden enhance the enchanting beauty of the exteriors. The gazebo here is where the family loves to relax in the evening, enjoying the twilight sky.
Designed in 4200 sqft, this splendid mansion has a sit-out, formal and family living areas, dining space, kitchen with a work area, four bedrooms, home theater, balcony, and an open terrace. The walls don the lighter shades of hues that are pleasant to the eyes. Besides, the huge windows bring lots of fresh air and golden sunshine into the house. Vitrified tiles in matte and wooden finish have been paved on the floor in the common areas.
The wall in the formal living area has been decorated with an attractive CNC design which is then highlighted with automotive paint. Meanwhile, shelves in interesting zigzag patterns and walls that are bedecked with beautiful wallpapers are the highlights of the family living area. The custom-made furniture blends well with the general theme of the house. The grand elegance of the false ceiling makes the interiors look and feel regal. The false ceiling in gypsum, wooden and veneer finish and complimentary LED light fitting truly adds a surreal charm to the interiors.
The inner courtyard that has four pillars and a glass ceiling is the most enchanting area in the interiors. This area is elegantly decorated with shiny pebbles and fabulous indoor plants that bring in a hint of greenery. This courtyard is what separates the common areas that have been designed in the semi-open style.
The stair area, meanwhile, is another interesting feature with its double-height skylight ceiling. The transparent stairway has its hand railings done in the classic combination of wood and toughened glass.
The fabulously designed prayer area reminds of a mini chapel. The wall is highlighted using cladding stones and a prominent cross has been fixed in the center. This gives a sanctified look and feel to the area.
The bedrooms are spacious and boast of all the modern amenities. The bath attached bedrooms have wardrobes for storage and separate dressing spaces too. Each bedroom has been designed in unique themes. Meanwhile, the head side walls are highlighted with designer paneling. Most bedrooms open to the spectacular views of the beautiful garden outside.
Interestingly, a private courtyard has been arranged close to the master bedroom on the ground floor. This area has been separated to ensure privacy for the owner to attend online meetings whenever he is home. Indoor plants give a refreshing look to this private area. Meanwhile, the amazing stone claddings on a wall grant a rustic yet chic look to this area. The floor here is paved with natural stones.
The kitchen is where modernity meets functionality. The cabinets are done in plywood with a laminate finish. The countertop, meanwhile, has been paved with granite. The matte-finished tiles that are fixed on the splashback give a clean look to the kitchen. The concealed lights highlight the counter.
The family enjoys reading and is the proud owner of an impressive collection of books including many classics. So, the upper living area has been turned into an incredible home library. Meanwhile, the terrace garden is the perfect spot to host small parties and gatherings. One could enter this area from the upper living space. The home theater on the upper floor is equipped with latest Dolby sound technology, granting a unique and spectacular acoustic experience.
The guests who visit this lavishly furnished mansion say that it feels as they have just entered a luxurious five-star hotel. The family, meanwhile, is thrilled that they could now enjoy their holidays in their marvelous mansion.
Location – Chengannur, Alappuzha
Plot – 33 cents
Area – 4200 SFT
Owner – Gromy Samuel
Architect – Alwin Sunny
Aetrio Design Studio, Kottayam
Mob – 7907721550
Year of completion - 2020