Jaison Jacob’s brand new house in Pallikkara, Ernakulam, in his own admission, is a unique structure which easily deceives the eyes of the beholder. The 12 cents plot, in which the house stands, is in two levels, with the lower one lying almost 12 feet below the level of the main road. The house is designed to suit the distinctive structure of the plot. Though the house looks like a single storied one from outside, it actually is double storied, with a floor built in the basement.
The colonial and the traditional architectural styles are elegantly combined in the elevation of this house. Clay roof tiles are paved on the sloped roof and two dormer windows are installed here to add a designer element. The house which has an area of 2092 sqft has the living space, dining area, kitchen, an adjacent work area, a bedroom and an open terrace in the first floor. Meanwhile there are 2 bedrooms, a family living area and a parking space which can accommodate 2 cars, in the basement floor.
The matt finish tiles paved on the floor perfectly complements the color theme of the interiors. The furnishing is done in plywood – veneer finish. The dining table, in simple design, can easily accommodate six people. One can enter the patio from the dining area. Lots of natural light is invited into the house through the windows that line one of the walls here.
An elegant grey – white theme has been followed in the kitchen. The shutters and cupboards are done in plywood – laminate finish. Granite is paved on the kitchen counter top.
All the bedrooms are bath attached with in – built wardrobes. Reading lamps too are attached on the highlighted headboards.
The spaces are arranged in such a way that all the windows in this house open to the beautiful sight of the tributary of a river which flows through the backside of the house.
The basement level is in fact a surprise element in the house, says Jaison, which often amuses the guests. The stair way here leads down into the basement floor while it usually leads to the upper storey in most of the houses.
Location – Pallikkara, Ernakulam
Plot – 12 cents
Area – 2092 SFT
Owner – Jaison Jacob
Designer – Sunil TB
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