Sajeesh’s newly constructed house in Mampully in Thrissur, Kerala, has been drawing eyes for its interesting shape and unique design features. The structure has been smartly designed to fit the L-shaped 15.5 cents plot. In order to protect the grand old banyan tree that stands to the west of the plot, the structure is designed to face this direction. So, the house looks unique from the gate and from inside the plot.
The house has a car porch, sit-out, living and dining areas, courtyard, kitchen with a work area, three bath attached bedrooms and a study area designed in 2000 sqft. Even though the house looks like a double-story structure, it actually is a single-storey abode. Interestingly, a bedroom has been arranged in the mezzanine floor above the car porch.
In-built sitting spaces are arranged around the banyan tree to enjoy its cooling shade. Meanwhile, the circular window in the formal living area is designed as a bay window. The space in the front has been turned into a porch by retaining the pillars and avoiding concrete walls.
The quaint sit-out in the floating style is quite interesting. Instead of designing this area as a separate sit-out, the third step that leads into the house has been turned into a quaint sit-out space.
The interiors stand out for their minimal charm and elegance. The spaces aren’t congested with flashy décor or over-the-top furnishing. The walls mostly don the serene charm of the white hue. Even while ensuring enough privacy, the spaces are designed in the semi-open style. Each space possesses a unique identity while being space efficient and useful.
The living area has a double-height ceiling. The TV unit, meanwhile, is installed on the wall here.
The beautiful courtyard is the highlight of the interiors. The brick wall here has lots of air holes to ensure cross ventilation. Besides, the skylight ceiling brings in natural sunshine too. The family says that there is no need to switch on the fan or light inside the house during the day.
The dining table in a semi-oval shape is quite an eye catching. It has a small bench on one side and cushioned chairs on the other.
The wall beside the staircase is painted yellow adding a vibrant ambience to the interiors. The hand railings, meanwhile, are done in MS.
The bedrooms are simple and efficient. The bath-attached bedrooms have wardrobes and study areas too.
The compact kitchen has everything arranged within the hand’s reach. An adjacent work area completes the modern kitchen.
The family says that the interiors exude positive vibes that gets reflected in their lives too. Meanwhile, the designers of this house endearingly call it the ‘Banyan Tree House’.
Location – Mampully, Thrissur
Plot – 15.5 cents
Area – 2000 SFT
Owner – Sajeesh and Dhanya
Architect – Shammi A Shareef
Tales of Design, Perinthalmanna
Mob – 8943333118
Year of completion - 2022