Shibu and Archana who are settled abroad have always dreamed of building their house in their hometown in Udinoor, Kasaragod. Kerala. The couple says that they had overseen the construction mostly through WhatsApp calls. From planning to the final touches, they relied on video calls to communicate with the designer. They had flown down just once during the construction to see their house. The duo was joyous when they saw the finished house on the day of house warming ceremony. They credit architect Visakh of Pravega Associates for designing such a mesmerizing abode for them.
The elevation features the classic Colonial style. The long sit-out, pillars and sloped roof grant an elegant look to the house. Shingles are paved on the sloped roof. Meanwhile, the white cladding on the pillars adds more textural dimension.
The car porch built in the detached style has a polycarbonate roof. The front yard, meanwhile, is paved with Bangalore stones and grass.
Designed in 3400 sqft, this palatial mansion has a sit-out, formal and family living areas, dining space, courtyard, kitchen with an adjacent work area and two bedrooms on the ground floor. Meanwhile, the upper floor has two bedrooms and two balconies too.
The interiors are luxuriously designed and boast of customised decor and furnishing. Exquisite Morwada marble, directly purchased from Rajasthan has been used for flooring on the ground floor. The serene white hue that charms your eyes and mind is the highlight of these high-quality marbles. Moreover, this makes the interiors look brighter and vaster too. Besides, expensive and classy hanging lights, elegant false ceiling and attractive liquid wallpapers add to the splendid ambience of the interiors.
The kitchen cabinets are done in plywood with a laminate finish. The countertop, meanwhile has been paved with nano white. The adjacent work area completes the modern kitchen.
The bedrooms are spacious and have ample storage space. The bath-attached bedrooms have in-built wardrobes too.
There is a paddy field behind the house. The balcony designed to receive the cool breeze that flows from the field is a major highlight. The family is impressed by their brand–new house that looks luxurious and has all the modern amenities.
Location – Udinoor, Kasargod
Plot – 24 cents
Area – 3400 SFT
Owner – Shibu and Archana
Design – Vaisakh Rajan
Pravega Associates, Payyannur
Mob – 9447734216
Year of completion – September 2022
Pictures – Akhil Komachy