Ramachandran who is settled in the United States of America is proud that he has built his dream dwelling in his hometown of Kolenchery. A regular reader of the Homestyle feature in Manorama Online, Ramachandran was inspired by a house that was featured on this page. He didn’t hesitate to rope in noted architect Anoop who had designed the house that was featured on Homestyle to design his dream abode too.
The owner wanted his brand-new house to feature the contemporary style of American homes while being suitable for the tropical climate of Kerala. So, the elevation sports an elegant fusion of both styles.
Ramachandran decided to build a house in Kerala prior to his daughter’s wedding. So, he wanted the common areas to be spacious to host the guests. The interiors, designed in the semi-open style look and feel spacious. Besides, the spaces that amazingly communicate with each other draw in oodles of natural light too. Lots of skylights and vertical openings have been included to let the sunshine. Interestingly, there is no need to switch on the light in the common hall during the daytime.
Designed in 3500 sqft, this splendid mansion has a car porch, sit-out, formal and family living areas, dining space, kitchen with a work area and two bedrooms on the ground floor. Meanwhile, the upper floor has two more bedrooms, an upper living area, a balcony and a spacious open terrace.
Vitrified tiles have been paved on the floor in the common areas. Meanwhile, granite has been used for flooring in the sit-out and wooden finished tiles in some other areas. Most of the furniture pieces are custom-made to suit the general theme of the house. Exquisite teak wood and wild jack have been mostly used to build the furniture.
The bedrooms are extremely functional with lots of storage space. The bath attached bedrooms have in-built wardrobes as well as separate dressing spaces.
The kitchen cabinets are done in multi-wood with a laminate finish. The countertop, meanwhile, has been paved with nano white.
The front yard paved with Bangalore stones and grass in alternate layers looks clean. Meanwhile, the spacious open terrace is a highlight. This area is perfect to host small parties and gatherings. The construction of this house had begun during the lockdown period when the pandemic was at its peak. So, the construction got stalled a bit as the price of the building materials soared. Besides, there was a shortage of materials too. However, the family is thrilled that the house turned out exactly as they had dreamed.
Location – Kadayiruppu, Kolenchery
Area – 3500 sqft
Owner – Ramachandran
Design – Anoop KG, Cadd Artech, Angamali
Phone – 04842456360
Mob – 9037979660
Year of completion – January 2022