Sukumaran, who works as a medical representative, feels incredibly proud when his friends and relatives shower praises on his brand–new house in the beautiful countryside of Korom in Kannur. The family wanted a single-story house that is space-efficient and has all the modern amenities. Meanwhile, the unique designs of the elevation have made this house a major landmark in the locality.
The 10 cents plot doesn’t have too many trees to provide cooling shade. So, the elevation has been cleverly designed to block the harsh sun rays. These designs are so unique that they instantly draw attention.
Designed in 1500 sqft, this amazing abode has a car porch, sit out, living and dining areas, three courtyards, kitchen with a work area and three bedrooms. The interiors are designed in an open theme to make them look and feel roomy. A TV unit is what separates the living and dining areas.
The extensive use of terracotta jali walls is the highlight of this house. These walls are installed beside the courtyards on either side of the structure to block the sun rays that come from the east and west sides. Moreover, these walls assure excellent cross ventilation too. The cool breeze that enters the house pushes out the hot air and maintains a pleasant ambiance inside the house. Interestingly, a staircase could be easily built in the place of the courtyard, in case the family decides to build an additional floor in the future.
The jali wall that stands on four pillars in the upper area acts as a façade to block the view of the water tank. Moreover, this area could be easily transformed into a room, if required, in the future.
Usually, terracotta jali walls with perfect finish are quite expensive. However, here, jali panels that cost Rs 30 per piece, which is relatively cheaper, has been used. The credit for installing such beautiful jali walls goes to the talented artisans who did the work.
Instead of expensive timber, GI has been used for window and door frames to keep a check on the expenses. Meanwhile, fibre doors have been used in the bathrooms.
The master bedroom has a refreshing courtyard which is separated by a sliding glass door.
The kitchen cabinets are done in plywood with laminate finish. The cabinets in the work area furnished with ACP sheets to lower the expenses.
Even though the estimated budget was Rs 35 lakh, it overshot due to the sudden and unexpected rise in the prices of the building materials. So, the construction of this fabulous house, including the structure and furnishing, was completed on a budget of Rs 40 lakh.
Location – Korom, Payyannur
Plot – 10 cents
Area – 1500 SFT
Owner – Sukumaran
Design – Atreum Associates, Kottaykal, Payyannur
Mob – 8547440077
Year of completion – Jan 2022
Budget – Rs 40 Lakh
Pictures – Akhil Komachy