Shahir had approached several architects to help him build his dream home a 10 cents plot he owned at Padoor in Thrissur, Kerala The main road was on one side of the plot while his ancestral house was on the other side. Many designers visited the plot to understand its features. However, none of them were able to conceive Shahir’s dream home as the plot posed many challenges. It was only in the end that Shahir met architect Josna Raphel who decided to turn drawbacks of the landscape into advantages. Now the marvellous edifice never gives out an impression that it stands on a plot just 7 meters wide.
The contemporary style elevation shows off an amazing combination of curve, box and flat slab styles. The owner had given the designer complete freedom to come up with a structure which perfectly suited the unique features of the plot. It really paid off as the mesmerizing exteriors now look chic, unique and elegant. The shingles on the roof and the natural stone claddings on the exterior walls are the highlights of this house. An elegant combination of white and brown hues adorns the exterior walls. Flamed granites, paved on the front yard, add to the overall look of the house.
The beautifully done landscaping adds a touch of contrasting greenery. The slit windows go amazing with the unique design of the house. The curved roof is extended to the sides of the ground floor, acting as a car porch as well.
There is a sit-out, formal and family living areas, courtyard, stairway, dining space, an open kitchen and a working kitchen, and four bedrooms in this beautiful house which has an area of 3000 sq ft.
The living area is designed in double height. Beautiful wall papers adorn the walls here. Vast seating arrangements are made in the sit-out. The windows done in UPVC are in double layers. Vitrified tiles are paved on the floor.
Other interior spaces are arranged two steps below the living area. The beautiful wall claddings, gypsum ceiling and intricate design patterns in plywood and veneer perfectly highlight the elegant interior spaces. Interior walls are avoided to make the spaces look vast and spacious. This feature ensures amazing cross ventilation as well.
A classy jali work in plywood acts as a partition for the prayer area. The courtyard is arranged beneath the stairway. Synthetic grass and a pebble court make this space look mesmerizing. The family living area is beside the prayer room. This area could be turned into a patio by opening the glass windows.
The pergola ceiling brings in lots of sunshine which lights up the interiors. The handrails on the stairway are done in an elegant combination of wood and glass. The upper living area is designed like a bridge. Wooden tiles are paved on the floor here.
The open kitchen perfectly suits the modern house. The storage space is designed in the shape of an arch on the wall. The kitchen counter is done in plywood while Korean stone is paved on the counter top. A breakfast table too has been arranged here. A working kitchen completes this space. Charming wooden furniture is the highlight of the dining area.
Each bedroom is designed in unique themes. The furniture in the bedrooms is in plywood. The unique colour patterns are the highlights of bedrooms which make them look incredibly pleasant. The classy head-boards, colourful wall papers and elegant ceiling make the bedrooms stand out.
Those who plan to build a house on a small plot with no definite shape can surely take a cue from this elegant house.
Location – Padoor, Thrissur
Plot - 10 cents
Area – 3000 SFT
Owner – Shehir
Architect – Josna Raphel, Kavyam, Chembukkavu, Thrissur
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