Saji, an expatriate is incredibly proud to show around his brand new house in Kaniyapuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He had a myriad dreams about the abode that he wished to build in his home town. Saji, who is employed in Abu Dhabi, confesses that he was greatly inspired by the beautiful European villas that he had seen while travelling abroad. He has adorned his house with unique features and designs which make it stand out for its exclusivity. Saji and his wife have two children. He has named his dream abode ‘Reems Casa’ after his daughter Reema, thus making the house a symbol of pure love as well.
The majestic house stands regally in a 24 cents plot, beautified with elegant landscaping. The house is constructed by retaining a coconut tree that stood in the plot. Shingles are paved on the sloped roof. The dormer roofs on the elevation exude the classy elegance of the colonial style. The gray stone claddings on the central walls add the perfect contrast here. Long balconies in both the floors are the highlight of this house.
The beautiful house of 3500 sq ft has living and dining spaces, kitchen, four bedrooms and an upper living area. It was Naseer Khan, the noted designer based in UAE who designed the interiors of this house with beauty and perfection. It was in fact the maiden project undertaken by Naseer in Kerala. The interiors are designed in the semi-open style. Vitrified tiles are paved on the floors. The custom made furniture is designed to suit the general theme of the house.
The designer stairway and the unique water fountain beneath it are the highlights of the interiors. This feature separates the living and the dining areas as well. When the motor is switched on, water flows through the glass wall into the water body below, giving it a mystical effect. Special lights are installed here for a dramatic effect. A courtyard, paved with shiny pebbles, beside the courtyard, completes this area.
The gypsum false ceiling and the LED lights help make the interiors look pleasant. The stairway is designed in the amazing combination of metal and wood. There are three landings for the stairway whose handrails are done in wood and glass.
The four bedrooms are designed in unique themes. Highlighter hues on the headboard make the bedrooms look stunning. The bath attached bedrooms have dressing areas as well.
The modular kitchen has all the modern facilities. Korean stone is paved on the counter top. The cupboards are made using marine plywood. An adjacent work area completes the kitchen.
Saji owes it to his expatriate life for making himself efficient to build such a magnificent house. It was an amazing coincidence that the house warming ceremony of the charming house held on the International Labor Day on 1 May this year.
Location – Kaniyapuram, Thiruvananthapuram
Area – 3500 SFT
Plot – 24 cents
Owner – Saji PA
Mob - 94467 02674
Architect – Subhash
Interior design – Naseer Khan
Year of completion – 1 May 2019