This Irinjalakuda house harmonises modernity and serenity

The plot boasts a natural elevation, standing five feet above the ground, lending it an inherent sense of grandeur. Photo: Special arrangement

This house 'Hridyam' wakes up to the early morning invocation to the presiding deity of the Irinjalakuda Koodalmanikyam temple. Already, Hridyam, owned by Jayachandran and Usha, has ‘star status’ among houses in the region.

The plot boasts a natural elevation, standing five feet above the ground, lending it an inherent sense of grandeur. To enhance this feature, a stepped landscaping pattern has been artfully incorporated.

The exterior and facade of the house embrace a contemporary-tropical fusion theme, seamlessly blending modern design with tropical aesthetics. The lower level of the house comprises a sit-out, living area, dining space, courtyards, kitchen, work area, and two bedrooms. The upper level features an additional two bedrooms, making the total living space an expansive 4,000 square feet.

The interior design follows an open concept, creating a spacious and well-ventilated living space that is abundantly illuminated by natural light. The strategic placement of windows ensures that the corridors also benefit from ample natural light.

The flooring features imported vitrified tiles, lending a touch of elegance to the interior. The furnishings are crafted from high-quality plywood and laminates, combining functionality and aesthetics seamlessly. The stairs and railings showcase the timeless beauty of Mahogany wood.

Notably, the house exudes a natural charm, devoid of artificial decorations. The patios within the house are designed with an eco-friendly ethos, blending seamlessly with the surrounding nature. A special mention goes to Usha, the homeowner, who is also an artist and finds inspiration in these serene and nature-friendly spaces.

The kitchen is thoughtfully designed for modern living, featuring an open concept that enhances its functionality and aesthetics. Storage solutions are skillfully crafted from plywood and laminates, providing both durability and visual appeal. Cupboards are conveniently positioned at easily accessible heights, and a well-placed work area adds to the kitchen's practicality.

All four bedrooms are characterised by their simple yet elegant design, each featuring attached washrooms and generous storage options. The upper-floor bedroom boasts an exclusive balcony, adding an extra touch of luxury to the living space.
The house seamlessly integrates modern aesthetics with elements of nature, successfully fulfilling the homeowners' aspirations for their ideal living space.

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