One should enter this charming house in Varapuzha, built on a 3 cents plot, leaving aside all the preconceptions about houses constructed on smaller pieces of lands. It is the unique design of this house that makes the lack of space almost insignificant. It is quite surprising that enough open spaces and a garden could be accommodated here, beside the house.
The exteriors are built in the flat roof box structure to save maximum space. The louvers on the upper storey stand out as a designer element.
The open themed interiors connect spaces as well. There is a car porch, sit out, living space, dining area, four bedrooms and a terrace garden in this house which has an area of 1632 sqft. Since it is a house constructed in a small plot, there were concessions in the space to be left vacant on the sides. The house is built in such a way that the outer wall on the backside becomes the boundary wall as well.
Lighter shades on the walls make the interiors look more vast and spacious. The formal living room exudes the elegance of simplicity. Vitrified tiles are paved on the floor. The design of the stair way is unique and eye catching. The hand railings and the upstairs louvers are made with GI.
The excellent cross ventilation is one of the finest features of the house. Skylights are built above the stairway and also in the dining area and the upper living space. Warm air is pushed out through these and helps maintain a pleasant atmosphere inside the house. A simple dining table is set adjacent to the open kitchen.
Excellent storage facilities are arranged in all the 4 bedrooms. Huge windows adorn the bedroom walls, through which the beautiful nature outside can be enjoyed. As the owner of the house is a noted dubbing artist, the bedroom in upper storey is also used as an office space and dubbing room.
There is a vibrant vegetable garden on the open terrace and enough trees and bushes are planted in the vacant spaces in the plot. Space constraint is the main challenge faced by those who plan to build a house in the city. When the lands are extremely pricey, the only way is to build a house by wisely utilizing the spaces. This house is a perfect example of an elegant house built in a small plot.
Location – Varapuzha, Kochi
Area – 1632 SFT
Plot – 3 cents
Owner – Kishore Kumar
Architect – Ajith K Sunny
Ajith Sunny Architects
Mob – 98953 20044