Praveen Raj and his wife Manjusha’s new abode is at Kundamankadavu near Valiyavila (Thiruvananthapuram).
The house was designed keeping in mind the family’s request for a contemporary-open style compact home. They first increased the ground of the plot which was lower than the road level before constructing the house.
The house has a contemporary box-style elevation. They have followed a Black+white+wooden theme. Cement grooves, cladding, and double-height grills differentiate the elevation of the house.
The ground floor consists of a living, prayer space, dining, kitchen, work area, and two bedrooms. While there are two bedrooms and a balcony upstairs.
As you enter through the door, on the right side they have merged the courtyard and prayer space. Skylight, pebbles, and indoor plants can be seen here.
As you step inside, towards the left they have given space for a private living room. From here you can enter the dining hall. Everything has been designed keeping in mind the busy lifestyle of a nuclear family. Gypsum false ceiling and LED lights make the interior inviting.
You can spot a dining set fitted with a bench and two cushioned chairs. The adjacent wall of the dining room is highlighted by paneling and a wash counter. It has been arranged in such a way that you can spot your face while entering the house.
Next to it is an open-themed kitchen. A part of the dining area can also be used as a breakfast counter. The kitchen is very compact.
From the dining room, you can walk out to the side patio. Here a small sitting space has been prepared along the wall. It continues along the side to complement the front lawn. Opening the door to the patio lets in an abundance of natural light.
All bedrooms have attached bathrooms and wardrobe spaces. The rooms are airy and provide enough provision for adequate natural light.
In short, they are happy with their compact dream house.
Location: Valiyavila, Thiruvananthapuram
Owner: 2200 Sq.ft
Owners: Praveen Raj & Manjusha
Designer: Arun TG
Graphite Divine Homes, Thiruvanthapuram
Videos, pictures: Ajith