Compact and cost-effective, this Vengeri house celebrates the elegance of minimalism

House in Vengeri
The interiors of this house are furnished in simple, minimalistic style.

Muhammad Koya purchased a 5 cents plot in Vengeri, Kozhikode as he wished to build his dream dwelling at his hometown. The family had initially planned to complete the construction on a budget of Rs 40 lakh. The locality could potentially be turned into a posh residential area. There are buildings close by and new houses may be constructed in the adjacent plots too. So, it was quite a challenge to design a house that wouldn’t feel congested even when houses come up in the neighborhood, in the future.

Koya runs a successful logistics business; so, he wanted the front yard to be spacious enough to park at least two vehicles. The architect deserves credit for designing the structure in a compact and space-efficient way, allowing ample space in the front as demanded by the owner. Sliding gate in GI grille has been used to effectively overcome the spatial limitation.

The show wall on the upper floor has been added as an interesting design feature. It has a classy paint finish, attracting instant attention. Meanwhile, the space behind this has been highlighted with brick cladding. A sliding glass door in the center of the upper floor opens to the balcony. The glass roofing on GI grille ensures that this area is well lit with natural sunshine.

Designed in 2100 sqft, this fabulous abode has a sit-out, car porch, living and dining areas, kitchen with a work area, upper living area and four bedrooms.

The interiors are furnished in simple, minimalistic style. The classic Indian marble flooring adds elegance to the spaces. Meanwhile, the custom-made furniture perfectly suits the general theme of the house.

The stair and the dining area have been arranged as part of the spacious dining hall. The dining table made in GI pipe with golden paint finish and glass tabletop is simple yet elegant.

The quaint courtyard beside the staircase brings a hint of pleasant greenery into the house. An air-purifying indoor plant called the radar mesh has been planted here. Meanwhile, the wash area is arranged beneath the stairway to make it space-efficient.

There is only one bedroom in the ground floor. Meanwhile, three bedrooms are arranged in the upper floor to ensure privacy.

The L-shaped kitchen has cabinets done in multi wood with PU paint finish. The granite paved countertop looks chic. This perfectly matches with the backsplash pasted with ceramic tiles.

The bedrooms aren’t loaded with furniture or posh décor items. So, these are spaces where you experience the splendid elegance of minimalism. The bedrooms have a simple cot, a regular wardrobe for storage and attached bathrooms.

The staircase with the GI hand railings leads to an open hall. This, interestingly, is a multipurpose area, which can be used as a party space, study area or a home theatre. The ceiling here is highlighted with lots of spotlights to add amazing visual ambience. Meanwhile, the wooden finish flooring completes the fabulous look of the area.

The construction of this beautiful abode, including the structure and furnishing, was completed on an affordable budget of Rs 45 lakh. The construction got stalled for a while during the lockdown. But when the works resumed the price of the building materials had soared. This is one of the reasons why the budget over shot, despite planning well.

The family’s friends and relatives are impressed by the compact spaces and the elegant designer features of the house. They say that it hardly feels like the house has been built on a 5 cents plot. Meanwhile, the family is grateful that their dream home has turned out exactly how they had imagined.

Project Facts

Location – Vengeri, Calicut

Plot – 5 cents

Area – 2100 SFT

Owner – Muhammad Koya

Architect – Muhammad Ashfaq

Studio Likha

Mob – 9744788444

Budget – Rs 45 lakhs

Year of completion – 2022 February

Pictures – Akhin Komachy

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