Sufail, an upcoming architect, was excited designing his own house at Tirur as it was his debut project too. He credits his colleagues for wholeheartedly supporting him as he designed his dream dwelling. The elevation features a fusion style where the traditional architecture complements the tropical designs. The walls mostly don an elegant colour palette that is soothing to the eyes.
The old structure that stood here was demolished before constructing the new house. So, many materials from the old house have been reused in the new structure. Interestingly, the traditional style sit-out that was the highlight of the old house has been recreated here to evoke feelings of nostalgia. The surroundings and the landscape have been arranged by retaining the natural beauty. Meanwhile, the front yard has been paved with laterite stones and baby mettle.
The most amazing fact about this splendid house is that emulsion paints has been used minimally. Instead, the walls and the floor are mostly done in rustic oxide finish. A classy combination of red and black oxide has been used on the outer walls.
Designed in 1800 sqft, this eco-friendly house has a sit-out, living and dining areas, courtyard, two bedrooms and kitchen with an adjacent work area in the ground floor. Meanwhile, there are two more bedrooms in the upper floor.
The interiors have been designed in the open style to make the spaces look and feel vaster. However, you could surely enjoy privacy in the living area. The dining area, kitchen and the courtyard are all part of the open hall. The living area has an ‘L’ shaped couch done in metal and wooden finish. Meanwhile, kota stones are paved on the floor here.
The family says that the courtyard is the soul of the house where they enjoy spending time. The walls of the courtyard are built, quite attractively, in the exposed jali finish. Lots of cool air and natural sunshine enter the house through these designer walls. A quaint water body has been arranged here to complete the scintillating look. Interestingly, the wash area here has a wash basin built in concrete finish.
One of the bedrooms in the upper floor opens to the beautiful balcony. Meanwhile, the bedrooms in the ground floor are designed in exposed concrete finish. Tile paved truss roofing adds a traditional elegance. Besides, there is a layer of ceiling tiles beneath the truss.
A pantry crafted in wood is what separates the kitchen and the dining area. This could be used as a breakfast counter or a cosy work space. The kitchen is minimal and has cabinets done in plywood. Granite has been paved on the counter top. The ceiling in the kitchen too sports cement finish.
The family is elated that their brand new abode is in sync with the surrounding nature while offering them comfort.
Location – Karathur, Tirur
Plot – 15 cents
Area – 1800 SFT
Owners – Sulaiman and Sajitha
Design – Sufail Shalu, AM Rahees and Muhammad Shafi
Year of completion - 2022