The majestic 14400 sq ft luxury house, standing regally in a sprawling 2 acres of land, truly reflects the class of the famed Ilanjikkal family. This house owned by Kurian Jose in Kothamangalam, Ernakulam, Kerala, stands out for its architectural brilliance.
The house designed in contemporary style has classy interiors which features minimalism. Long verandahs are the highlight of the exteriors. The white hue which adorns the elevation plays a significant role in lending a simple and elegant look to the house. Unique craft work done in teak on the entrance door and the windows is amazing. The pleasant sunlight which comes in through the huge glass windows illuminates the interiors. Taking advantage of the unique structure of the plot, a basement floor too has been added. A spacious car porch and utility area have been arranged on the basement floor.
The house which faces west has a sit-out with spacious verandahs. This helps prevent the harsh sunlight from reaching the interiors. The spaces in the interiors are well arranged. Formal and family living areas, foyer, stair area, dining space, recreation room, bar space, kitchen and five bedrooms are arranged in this scintillating house.
Balconies are built around the house to connect the house with the beautiful greenery around. Long doors, which look similar to windows, are installed at the balcony. This helps fill the interiors with lots of natural light and cool breeze.
Unique stairway area
Neutral colours and decors are used to highlight the minimal theme of the interiors. The wall decor, in minimal style, stands out in the formal living area. The dining area, stairway area and the living space are arranged in a straight line. Huge balconies on both the sides of this area ensure excellent cross ventilation as well. A big opening in the stairway area welcomes the sunshine into the house. This area, with its beautiful decor and pleasant atmosphere, is the liveliest part of the house.
The beautiful stairway made in teak is the highlight of the interiors. A slightly raised wooden platform separates this area from the rest of the house. Elegant chairs in pleasant yellow hue and a coffee table complete this area which is thoughtfully designed and aesthetically decorated. The indoor plant adds a hint of greenery as well. The semi partition between the dining and the stairway areas too are decorated with various plants. Elegant green, copper and blue coloured hanging lights, in antique finish, enhance the classy look of this area.
The wall that runs from the dining area to the living space is painted in grey colour to suit the general theme of the interiors. A spacious kitchen and an adjacent work area are arranged beside the dining area itself. A stairway from here leads to the basement floor. The kitchen is decorated mostly in the shades of grey and blue.
Spacious dressing areas and balconies are arranged in the vast and charming bedrooms. The theme ‘less is more’ is followed in all the bedrooms. Instead of exquisite decors and curios, floor paved with tiles in wooden finish and wooden headboards are the unique features of these rooms. The sunlight that comes in through the huge windows draws myriad pictures with shadows on the walls. Not overcrowded with decors, these bedrooms become haven of tranquility, where you can relax and unwind.
The master bedroom is the most spacious room with attached bathroom, dressing area and a beautiful balcony. The grey coloured tiles paved on the floor give an earthy feel to this room. The double layered cot has a sitting space as well. The attached bathroom here is spacious with claddings done in earthy grey tiles. The courtyard is the highlight of this bathroom. The bathroom, which has huge windows, is made elegant with luxury fittings as well.
The recreation room on the upper floor opens to the open terrace. The walls clad with wooden paneling make the bar space look mesmerizing. The specially designed light fittings which perfectly suit the general theme of the house and the exquisite wooden paneling add to the classy and regal look of the house.