The house that stands in a quaint 5 cents plot in the bustling city of Palarivattom in Kochi had congested spaces that didn’t let in natural sunshine and cool air. Moreover, the house is surrounded by buildings that block the flow of air. The family had decided to give the house a modern makeover so that they could enjoy a spectacular ambience inside the house.
The open spaces and the greenery are sure to refresh your soul. The porotherm jali works in the sit-out is an interesting feature.
The formal living area is arranged separately as the family often hosts guests. The glass walls add a chic ambience to this area.
Designed in 2950 sqft, this amazing abode has a car porch, sit-out, formal and family living area, dining space, courtyard, kitchen and three bedrooms.
Interestingly, the family living area, dining space and kitchen are arranged as part of the spacious central hall that has a double-height ceiling. Even though the spaces are designed separately, they well-furnished interiors stand out for their perfect coherence.
Lots of glass works that lets in natural light by blocking the hot rays have been used in this house.
The walls in the interiors mostly don lighter shades of hues that are pleasant to the eyes. The plain wall in the open hall could be used as a projector screen too. Meanwhile, you could watch movies from the mezzanine floor, making it a smart alternative for luxury home theatre.
The open kitchen perfectly suits the modern lifestyle of the family members. It has been designed by following the concept of work triangle. The cabinets, meanwhile, are done in plywood. The countertop built using micro cement has rustic finish.
There is one bedroom on the ground floor while there are two bedrooms on the upper floor. The bedrooms open to the enchanting views of the green courtyard.
The family owns the house that stands on the adjacent plot. This was one of the main reasons why natural light and air refused to enter the house. However, after the renovation, the house receives ample sunshine and cool breeze, making the interiors extremely comfortable. Interestingly, the architect who oversaw the renovation rightly calls this a sandwich residence.
Location – Palarivattom, Kochi
Area – 2950 SFT
Owner – Bhuvanachandran
Architects – Jackson Kalapura and Thampi John
Sooul Architects, Kochi
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