This Mavelikkara house is a prefect blend of minimalism, elegance

Single-storey house in Mankamkuzhy impresses with minimal yet elegant interiors. Photo: Special arrangement

Visakh and Surya, who work abroad, are thrilled to show around their brand-new house in their hometown in Mankamkuzhy, Mavelikkara. The single-storey house designed in the tropical-colonial fusion style boasts all the modern amenities. Expatriates often worry about maintenance when they build their dream abode in Kerala. The couple decided to build a single-storey house in order to make maintenance easy and hassle-free.

Designed in 2400 sqft, this beautiful house has a long sit-out, living and dining areas, courtyard, kitchen with an adjacent work area and three bath attached bedrooms. The interiors look vaster as they are designed in a semi-open style.

The long veranda is what makes the façade of the house stand out. Meanwhile, the sloped roof paved with clay roofing tiles adds a touch of traditional charm to the structure. The veranda that extends to both sides and the amazing pillars perfectly complement the scintillating look of the elevation.

The entrance door opens to the semi-open hall. An enchanting mural painting done by Visakh’s sister Gouri adorns the wall here. Interestingly, the formal living area is arranged to the left. A classy L-seater couch is the highlight of this area. From here, you could enter the courtyard where a hanging cot is added.

The family had wished for a spacious courtyard. However, the courtyard has been designed quite small considering the difficulty that may arise in maintaining the house. The pergola ceiling here brings lots of natural sunshine into the house. A wall here is highlighted with natural stone cladding and a Buddha figurine is placed here. Besides, artificial grass is paved on the floor. The courtyard that exudes positive vibes is the focal point in the house.

A dining area, wash area, serving counter and a library too have been separated in the spacious hall. Interestingly, a door in the dining opens to the side-yard.

The house dons the classic colour combination of white and wooden shades. The gypsum false ceiling is enhanced with warm-toned light fitting to fill the interiors with great ambience.

Minimal facilities have been arranged in the kitchen as the family doesn’t live here permanently. The storage cabinets are spacious and are done in marine ply finish. Meanwhile, the white countertop goes well with the overall theme of the house.

The bedrooms are space-efficient and elegant. The bath-attached bedrooms have storage spaces as well as separate dressing areas.

The architect deserves credit for designing such a perfect house by understanding the needs and interests of the family. The construction of this extremely space-efficient house, including structure and furnishing, was completed on a budget of Rs 65 lakh.

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