Ajith who works in the Gulf had decided to build his dream abode at his 3 cents plot that he had inherited as ancestral property, in Neyyatinkara, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Many tried to dissuade him saying that it would be difficult to build a comfortable house in such a smaller plot. Finally, noted architect Radhakrishnan and his team of talented designers of SDC Architects were roped in to design the house.
As the road in front of the plot may be widened in the near future, the structure was built by leaving an additional two metres besides the mandatory 3 metres in the front. Currently, up to three cars could be parked in front of the house. As the ground wasn’t sturdy, pile foundation has been used. The elevation, meanwhile, featuress a contemporary and flat box-style.
Designed in 1560 sqft, this amazing abode has a sit out, living and dining areas, kitchen and a bedroom on the ground floor. Meanwhile, there are two bedrooms, study space and a balcony on the first floor. Interestingly, there is one more floor in this house where a bedroom with a bathroom and an open terrace have been arranged.
Vitrified tiles have been paved on the floor. Meanwhile, the custom-made furniture sets perfectly complement the general theme of the house. The staircase that connects the three floors is the highlight of the interiors. Teak wood planks have been paved on metal frame to build the staircase. Besides, there is another metal staircase from outside the top floor to the terrace.
The bedrooms are extremely space efficient with attached bathrooms and wardrobes. Meanwhile, the kitchen cabinets are done in multi wood. The counter top has been paved with granite.
The owner couldn’t oversee the construction as he was abroad and most of the works had taken place during the pandemic times when international flights were cancelled. Apart from one time when he came down to purchase sanitary items and tiles, the owner saw the house only on the previous day of the housewarming ritual. He communicated with the designers mostly through WhattsApp calls.
The construction of this contemporary house, including the structure and furnishing, was completed on an affordable budget of Rs 42 lakhs. The additional expenses of the foundation and the sky rocketing costs of the materials after the pandemic has unexpectedly increased the budget. However, the family is happy that they have moved into their dream home.
Location – Neyyatinkara, Trivandrum
Plot – 3 cents
Area – 1560 SFT
Owner – Ajith
Design – SDC Architects, Trivandrum
Mob – 7994066623, 0471 2363110
Budget – Rs 42 Lakhs
Year of completion – August 2022