If you visit Edappal in Malappuram, you might see this beautiful new two-storeyed house. The house owners share the joy of building their dream home.
They approached designer Shyam Kumar after seeing a house designed by him on the Manorama online home channel. The house should have the compactness of a one-storey house but should also have two-storey facilities. The main requirement was that the house had to be airy and brightly lit.
The house has been constructed giving a lot of space for a large front yard so that it will look stunning to those who pass by the road. The front yard is laid with natural stone. There is also a lawn in addition.
The multi-tiered roof enhances the elevation of the house. The roof was levelled and bound. The low truss height gives the impression of a one-storey house.
The ground floor contains a porch big enough to park two cars, a sit-out, formal living, family living, dining, courtyard, kitchen and work area. On the first floor, there is a bedroom and upper living. The total area is 3800 square feet.
The charming artwork-designed walls are the best part of the interiors. You can spot them on the double-height formal living, family living, and corridor walls. There is a feather painting on the wall of the double living room, a picture of the forest and a stream on the back wall of the hanging swing, and a picture of the foliage in the family living. And these are the works of talented artists. They give a different ambiance to the home.
Vitrified tiles are laid on the floor. Customized furniture with a teak finish enhances the beauty of the interiors. The interior arrangement is done with an eye on giving more space around the courtyard in the center of the house. Through the skylight ceiling light streams. Indoor plants are also placed in the middle of the four pillars.
They have given an open theme for the dining-pantry space. There is also a breakfast counter with high chairs in the kitchen counter. The kitchen cabinet is done in a marine ply finish. Nanovite is spread on the counter. There is also a working kitchen.
From the dining room, you can enter the patio through a folding glass door. The wall is secured with grills. This is supposed to be the favourite gathering place of the family. All four bedrooms are arranged in different colour themes. There are attached bathrooms and wardrobes. The head side wall is adorned with different coloured wallpaper.
Eco-friendly methods have also been adopted. Most of the electricity needed for the home comes from the rooftop solar plant. The housewarming was done last month (May 2022). To cut a long story short, they are ecstatic with their dream home!