Sreejith’s brand new house in the beautiful countryside of Parali in Palakkad, Kerala exudes the classy elegance of traditional architectural style. Interestingly, the house has been designed by overcoming the spatial challenges posed by a quaint 5.25 cents plot. Truss roof, paved with mud tiles, has been installed over the flat roof. The balcony designed like a traditional koothambalam grants a mesmerizing look to the backside of the house. Meanwhile, the sit-out with wooden backrest oozes warmth. The wall here is highlighted with laterite stone cladding to add that quintessential rustic charm.
The quaint front yard has been paved with natural stones and grass and alternate layers. The well too is in the front. Designer elements in laterite stones on the boundary wall are quite interesting.
Designed in 2000 sqft, this scintillating abode has a sit-out, formal and family living areas, courtyard, dining area, kitchen and two bedrooms on the ground floor. Meanwhile, the upper floor has two more bedrooms, an upper living area and a balcony that looks like a traditional koothambalam.
The interiors boast of the grand elegance of wooden furnishing. Most of the furniture pieces are custom-made in exquisite teak wood.
The house is named ‘Padmasarovar’, which means a lotus pond. Interestingly, images of lotus flowers have been carved in wood at many spots. Terracotta tiles are used for flooring in the sit-out and in the main hall. Meanwhile, vitrified tiles have been paved on the floor in the rest of the house.
The courtyard is in the centre of the spacious living–dining hall. Four pillars crafted in timber separate this area. The dining area, meanwhile, is arranged beneath the staircase.
The kitchen cupboards are done in marine plywood with mica finish. The splashback, pasted with designer tiles, makes this area look clean and chic.
Three bedrooms are bath attached. Interestingly, study cum work spaces have been separated in the bedrooms.
The upper living area is spacious enough to host small gatherings. This is where the owner regularly practises her dance recitals too. The family’s friends and relatives often congratulate them for building such a splendid house, with spacious interiors, on a smaller plot. As the interior spaces receive ample amount of natural sunshine and cool air, there is no need to switch on lights during the daytime.
Location – Parali, Palakkad
Plot – 5.25. cents
Area – 2000 SFT
Owner – Sreejith and Smitha
Design – Sajith and Sajin
Abc Architecture, Palakkad
Year of completion - 2022