Raju who inherited a 1.7 cents plot at the prime location near the Payyannur bus stand as ancestral property wanted to build a house that has all the amenities. As the location offers incredible commercial scope, they wanted a house that could earn them income in the future. Interestingly, the house has been designed to suit the likes and requirements of the family.
The house is in fact on the first floor. The staircase in the sit-out leads to the main area where all the facilities, including the kitchen, are arranged. Meanwhile, the ground floor could be rented out by blocking the stair area.
The ground floor has a sit-out, a living area, a bedroom and a bathroom. Meanwhile, the master bedroom, another bathroom, dining area, kitchen, study space and balcony are on the first floor. There is one more bedroom and a balcony on the topmost floor of this building that has an area of just 1100 sqft.
The structure has been built by leaving the legally required in the front and back. The wall on one side has been built as part of the neighbour’s boundary wall with his prior permission. Interestingly, there is no boundary wall in the front. Instead, there is a folding gate here to make the area space efficient. There is enough space in the front to park a vehicle. The septic tank is at the back. Besides, there is a provision to dig a bore well too.
Jali walls have been used to ensure privacy and bring in natural light and air. These beautiful jali walls are seen in the sitout and on the second floor.
The soul of the house is on the first floor where the dining space in double height is the highlight. This feature makes the interiors look and feel incredibly vaster.
Locally sourced laterite stones have been used to construct the structure which helped in reducing the transportation charges. Meanwhile, the presence of the jali walls saved the painting charges. The kitchen has been furnished using ACP. The construction of the amazing house, including the structure and furnishing, could be completed on an affordable budget of Rs 22 lakh.
The smartly designed house proves that it is possible to build a well-furnished house with all the necessary amenities in a smaller plot.
Location – Payyannur, Kannur
Plot – 1.7 cents
Area – 1100 SFT
Owners – Raju and Salini
Architect – Anoop Sukumaran