Call this a fusion of styles, an amalgam of the colonial and the traditional. Standing on 14 cents of land in Thirunavaya in Malappuram, this 4,200 sq ft house is a new concept in architecture. Owner Basheer Gurukkal, couldn’t be more happy with his Changampalli House.
» The highlights of the house are its swanky living room and roof-top swimming pool.
» The rooftop design, replicated for the car porch, enhances the ambiance of the structure and its layout.
» The show walls outside are embellished with aluminum cladding.
» The garden has been paved with Bangalore stone.
» The windows are long and elevated – some as elongated as 11 ft. Most of them are single-paned.
» The doors and windows have been done in teak wood from Vietnam.
» The rooftop has been paved with shingles.
» The family living room, set five ft above all the other rooms, stands head and shoulders above all the other architectural delights of the dwelling.
» The wide open living rooms connect both the upper floor with the ground floor.
» The living room is visible from all corners of the house.
» The kitchen cabinets have been done up with wood in PU-finish.
» Nano-white slab for the counter top looks stunning.
» The dining room has been dressed with wall paper. Plywood panels painted in white cover the walls.
» The kitchen backsplash (the space between the countertop and cabinet) is of glass.
» The staircase railings are crafted in teak wood.
» A central beam supports the staircase and each step has been concreted on to the central beam which heightens the chic look of the steps.
» The bathrooms have separate wet and dry areas.
» The floor marble, bought directly from Rajasthan, has been well laid.
» The two courtyards adjacent to the living room and the verandah add to the look of the house.
» The rooftop pool can be accessed directly from outside.
Location: Thirunavaya, Malappuram
Area: 4,200 sq ft
Designers: Shiyas Ibrahim, Sijo Krishnan, Siraj
Ascon Builders, Muvattupuzha
Owner: Basheer Gurukkal