Ameer, an expatriate, had always dreamed to build a house of his own in his hometown in Kuttipalam at Malappuram, Kerala. Now, he is the proud owner of a splendid fusion house that stands on 10 cents of land, surrounded by the lush greenery of the countryside. The exteriors feature the classic style of traditional architecture while the interiors boast modern amenities.
The rustic charm of laterite stones is the highlight of the elevation. The GI truss roof is paved with mud roofing tiles. Interestingly, the roof designed in gable style is quite eye-catching.
Designed in 2100 sqft, this spectacular abode has a sit-out, living and dining areas, two bedrooms and a kitchen with an adjacent work area on the ground floor. Meanwhile, there are two more bedrooms, a spacious hall and a balcony on the upper floor.
Vitrified tiles in matte finish have been paved on the floor. Meanwhile, the custom-made furniture pieces gel well with the general theme of the house. The plywood and veneer furnishing grants a splendid ambience to the interior spaces.
A wall in the formal living area is highted with attractive terracotta shade. The TV unit has been installed here. Meanwhile, the wash area and the staircase too are arranged in the adjacent dining hall.
The bedrooms are simple yet elegant. The bath-attached bedrooms have inbuilt wardrobes for storage.
The kitchen cabinets are done in the multi-wood finish. The countertop, meanwhile, has been paved with granite. A quaint breakfast counter too has been arranged as part of the kitchen.
The owner mostly oversaw the construction via WhattsApp calls and messages. Besides, his brother often visited the site to see that everything was done properly.
The construction of the house, including the structure and furnishing, could be completed on a pocket-friendly budget of Rs 35 lakh. The budget overshot a bit as the price of the construction materials unexpectedly skyrocketed during the pandemic times.
The exposed laterite stone exterior walls helped in reducing the plastering and painting expenses. Moreover, this wall doesn’t get dull or mouldy even years later. Its rustic charm could be preserved for a long time. Besides, as the laterite stones do not absorb heat, the interiors would have a cool and pleasant ambience.
Location – Kuttipalam, Malappuram
Plot – 10 cents
Area – 2100 SFT
Owner – Ameer
Designer – Salim PM
AS Design Forum, Malappuram
Mob – 6238803316
Year of completion – 2022 July
Pictures – Akhil Komachy