Pandemic blues couldn’t take the sheen off this grand Manjeri house

Manjeri house
Attractive texture paint and jali works adorn the square-shaped elevation.

Krishnanunni, a lawyer based in Manjeri, Malappuram in Kerala had to wait quite a bit, to finally move into his dream dwelling. The construction of the house that began in 2018 got delayed due to the pandemic situation. However, the family, who has recently celebrated the housewarming ritual, vows that it was worth the wait as they are overwhelmed by the spectacular features of their brand new house. The splendid mansion that sprawls over 5000 sqft stands in a 38 cents land, close to the family’s ancestral home. Even though the elevation features the regular box style design, it has been executed in a unique and eye catching way to avoid the monotony of the repetitive style.

Attractive texture paint and jali works adorn the square shaped elevation. At least two vehicles could be easily parked at a time in the spacious car porch. Interestingly, the new house and the ancestral home share a gate. As the family isn’t bothered about privacy, the compound wall isn’t too tall. This along with the open gate offers a fabulous view of the house from the road. Meanwhile, natural stones and grass are paved in alternate layers on the front yard.

The architect deserves credit for coming up with some incredible designs and features that are sure to remain trendy forever. The ground floor has a sit out, formal and family living areas, office room, dining space, three bedrooms, pantry area and a kitchen with an adjacent work area. Meanwhile, there is a living space, two bedrooms and a balcony in the upper floor.

The entrance door opens to the foyer. Meanwhile, the living room that has a double height ceiling is just beside the foyer. This makes the interiors look and feel extremely spacious.

The courtyard and the adjacent stair area are elegantly designed to suit the general theme of the house. The hand railings of the stairway feature the chic combination of steel and wood. The stair area too is in double height to make the spaces look vaster. The wall beside the courtyard is adorned with beautiful jali works which brings lots of natural sun light and fresh air into the house. Interestingly, these jali works are not just visible from the interiors but act as a beautiful design element on the outside too.

A spacious dining area has been separated in the hall. Meanwhile, the grandly decorated pooja space is arranged between the two courtyards. The family living area that is closer to the dining space is a cozy place to relax. The interiors exude the classy elegance of minimalism. Most of the furnishings are done in the fabulous combination of teak wood and veneer.

The beautiful white and wooden theme grants a regal charm to the interiors. Meanwhile, the gypsum false ceiling and the warm toned lighting add to the mesmerizing ambience of the interiors. The bedrooms are simple yet elegant. The fascinating appeal of soft furnishing is the highlight of the interior spaces. The head rests don attractive paintings that match the general theme of the bedrooms. The bedrooms boasts of all the modern facilities including separate dressing units and in – built wardrobes.

The kitchen is compact and is furnished amazingly. A quaint pantry area has been arranged between the kitchen and the family living area. The counter top, meanwhile, has been paved with quartz stone. The cupboards done in laminated plywood completes the kitchen.

The family is thrilled that they got the house of their dreams. Meanwhile, the owner is grateful to architect Arshak who had designed this enchanting home and had helped complete the construction without making it a headache for the family.

Project Facts

Location – Manjeri, Malappuram

Plot – 38 cents

Owner – Krishnanunni

Design – Arshack Architects

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Mob – 9072223412

Year of completion - 2021

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