Binto is thrilled to share his experiences of building his dream abode by overcoming the spatial challenges posed by a small plot. The house stands in a 6 cents plot in a residential colony in Viyyur, Thrissur. The structure isn’t visible from the main road as there are other houses in the front. So, the elevation is pretty simple without any design gimmicks. However, the interiors are classy and boast of all the modern amenities.
The family mostly spent time outside the house as they are either busy with work or likes to go on leisure trips. So, the structure has been designed to make maintenance easier. The spaces receive ample amount of natural sunshine and cool breeze. The walls are built using laterite stones to keep the interiors cool. Besides, sunscreens too have been built as part of the elevation as the harsh sun rays hit the walls on the west side.
The areas have been built to suit the rectangular plot. Designed in 2000 sqft, this elegant abode has a car porch, sit-out, living and dining areas, kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom in the ground floor. Meanwhile, there is a bedroom, upper living area, balcony and an open terrace in the first floor.
The interiors have enough privacy even while the spaces efficiently communicate with each other. A green zone is what separates the car porch and the sit-out. Meanwhile, there is an in–built sitting area in the sit-out.
The interiors don a pleasant ambience which is incredibly soothing for the mind. The lighter shades of hues make the spaces look and feel vaster. ‘L’ shaped in – built sitting spaces have been arranged in the living areas. A prayer unit too is designed here.
The simple dining table set has bench on one side. The sliding glass door here opens to the patio. The wash area is arranged here. This area has been designed as an enclosed space with enough privacy by extending the boundary wall to the patio ceiling. Beautiful indoor plants make this area likely and soulful.
The minimal kitchen is perfect for the busy lifestyle of the family. The area that separates the dining area and the kitchen has been turned into a breakfast counter. There are enough storage cabinets. Meanwhile, the countertop has been paved with white tiles.
The bedrooms are extremely functional with attached bathroom ms and wardrobes.
The terracotta jali wall in the balcony adds an elegant designer element on the elevation. Meanwhile, pergola glass has been paved as the roofing on GI frame.
The family is happy that they got an elegant and functional house that suits their likes and preferences.
Location – Viyyur, Thrissur
Plot – 6 cents
Area – 2000 SFT
Owner – Binto Jose
Architects – Mahesh Ramakrishnan, Arun TS
Viewpoint Dezigns, Thrissur
Mob – 8606531611
Year of completion - 2022