The ‘brick’ house at Kollad in Kottayam, Kerala hardly fails to grab attention from onlookers and design enthusiasts. The unique design patterns built using traditional mud bricks exude modern chicness while retaining classy elegance. The designer wall that looks like a giant wave of bricks is the highlight of the elevation. Interestingly, the owner and the designer had a proper intention, while adding such a spectacular element.
The house has been designed by considering many factors including the position of the plot and direction of the wind and light etc. The huge brick wall effectively blocks the harsh sunrays and welcomes the cool breeze inside while acting as an eye-catching design element.
Designed in 2500 sqft, this splendid abode has a sit-out, living and dining areas, a courtyard, two bedrooms and a kitchen with a work area on the ground floor. Meanwhile, the upper floor has two more bedrooms, balcony and terrace garden too.
From the car porch that has a glass roof, one could easily enter the sit-out adorned with extensive brickwork.
Meanwhile, the living and dining areas are part of the spacious hall that has a double-height ceiling. This feature makes the area look incredibly vaster.
The floor in the living area has been paved with traditional flooring tiles which fills the area with a refreshing ambience. The sliding glass doors on both sides open to the courtyards. These quaint spots are decorated with beautiful indoor plants, adding a hint of greenery. Moreover, the courtyards play a pivotal role in brining in enchanting breeze and natural sunshine.
The pantry opens to the dining area. Meanwhile, the walls here don a serene white hue that makes the interiors look brighter and more pleasant. The kitchen cabinets are done in plywood with a laminate finish. The nano-white paved countertop perfectly matches this theme.
There are two bedrooms each on both floors. The bath-attached bedrooms have in-built wardrobes and separate dressing spaces.
Noted architect Jose Mathew who is known for designing unique homes, deserves the credit for designing this amazing house too. Interestingly, the interiors have been done by his daughter Clara, who is also an upcoming designer. The family is thrilled that their brand-new house is making everyone curious and impressed.
Location – Kollad, Kottayam
Area – 2500 SFT
Plot – 12 cents
Architect – Jose K Mathew
JKM Design Consortium, Kottayam
Interior – Clara Jose