Mansoor Ahamad’s grand single-storey mansion in the beautiful countryside of Oachira, Kollam sprawls in a vast 45 cents plot, attracting attention with its spectacular designer features and luxurious amenities.
The slanting roof in multiple layers perfectly suits the tropical weather of Kerala. Meanwhile, imported terracotta roofing tiles have been used here. The classy terracotta cladding and the jali works add grand elegance to the outer wall. The house has been designed to lavishly sprawl in the rectangular plot. Besides, the tastefully done landscape complements the stylish look of the exteriors.
The driveway is paved with cobblestones. The verdant lawns with heliconia and garden palms make the landscape look incredibly vibrant.
Designed in 5200 sqft, this palatial mansion has a car porch, sit-out, formal and family living areas, dining space, courtyard, kitchen with an adjacent work area and four bedrooms. The interiors are separated into public – semi-public and private zones.
The refreshing greenery in the car porch and sit-out is extremely attractive. The porch and sit-out has GI truss roof paved with tiles.
The luxuriously furnished interiors are spacious and boast of all the modern amenities. Matte-finished vitrified tiles have been paved on the floor in the common areas. Some furniture sets are custom-made while others are ready-made pieces. The grand elegance of exquisite teak wood furnishing is the highlight of the interiors.
A leather couch in attractive chocolate brown shade adorns the formal living area. The glass walls here bring in beautiful views of the adjacent green courtyard.
The family living area is designed minimally. Interestingly, a mini coffee table counter and high chairs have been arranged here for intimate tea parties.
The skylight courtyard built close to the boundary wall is an eye-catching feature. Shiny pebbles are paved on the floor here. Besides, indoor plants and a walkway paved with stone slabs add to the exotic ambience of the courtyard.
The spacious dining area has been separated into two sections as the family often host gatherings and parties. The main dining area has a wooden dining table with a glass top and cushioned chairs. Meanwhile, there is an adjacent dining space where an in–built wooden counter and high chairs have been arranged.
The bedrooms are bath attached and have lots of wardrobes for storage. Besides, these rooms have separate dressing areas too. The head side walls have been highlighted to give unique identities to the bedrooms.
The kitchen cabinets are done in plywood with a laminate finish. The countertop, meanwhile, has been paved with quartz. A mini dining area with a glass-topped table and four chairs too has been arranged as part of the kitchen.
The house shines against the twilight sky when the highlighter lights on the outer walls and in the landscape are switched on. The family feels proud when everyone compliments them for building a lavish single-storey house that has all the facilities of a double-storey house.
Location – Oachira, Kollam
Plot – 45 cents
Area – 5200 SFT
Owner – Mansoor Ahamed
Architects – Collin Jose Thomas and Josu Sebastian
McTERRA Architects, Kakkanad
Mob – 7356995456
Year of completion - 2021