Classy and contemporary; this Kochi house is a design magic

The house follows the classy charm of minimalism, without overcrowding the spaces with decor or dousing the walls with myriad hues.

It is the dreams, ideas and the creativity of the family that make each house unique and special. The 3500 sq ft majestic house, owned by Abdul Rahman and his family, at Palluruthy, stands out for its mesmerizing fusion of contemporary and colonial architectural styles. Surrounded by lush greenery and huge trees, this house has beautiful bushes and flowering plants grown on its balcony as well.


The elevation emanates the elegance of the colonial style and also the chic charm of the contemporary architecture. Beautifully designed boundary wall perfectly complements the stylish look of the exteriors. Besides the main gate, a wicket gate too has been arranged here. The sloped roof, modern pergola design, toughened glass and eye-catching wall-cladding works add to the overall look of the elevation. The interior spaces are designed in a way it receives maximum supply of natural light and cool breeze.


The design theme and elements followed in the interiors complement each other in the most aesthetic way. The ‘L’ shaped verandah leads to the foyer space from where one can enter the central space of the house. The courtyard, adjacent to the staircase, is the most stunning feature of the interiors which draw instant attention. The beautiful courtyard serves as the focal point of the interiors.


The scintillating view of the courtyard can be enjoyed from the living and the dining areas as well. Sitting spaces are arranged here for the women in the family to enjoy a blissful evening.


The vast and open spaces make the interiors look incredibly spacious. However, privacy too has been ensured by adding beautiful partitions between the spaces. The CNC partitions in stylish patterns acts a designer element as well. The continuation of this feature can be seen on the ceiling too. The pleasant lighting enhances the charm of the ceiling.


The ‘L’ shaped sofa adds a classy touch to the living room while an armchair in wood lends an old world charm. The TV unit has been highlighted with wooden paneling. The eight-seater dining table is set in an elongated dining area. Long windows line the wall here through which the beautiful greenery and the garden could be enjoyed. The crockery shelf, unique ceiling pattern and the wall paper in eye-catching design pattern makes the dining space look amazing and comfortable.


There is a splash of colours in all the three bedrooms. The elegant and colourful designs of the head boards and the unique ceilings are the highlights of the bedrooms. The decor and the arrangements in these rooms elicit a tranquil and pleasant feeling of greenery. A study table and a corner shelf are arranged in the son’s room.


The kitchen is designed in open style. The wooden flooring adds a special charm to this area. Green and golden glass mosaic is pasted on the back wall. A breakfast table completes the kitchen. Besides the main kitchen, a working kitchen too has been arranged here.

The house follows the classy charm of minimalism, without overcrowding the spaces with decor or dousing the walls with myriad hues. The designers have done a commendable job by catering to the interests and preferences of the family members.


Abdul Rahman calls his brand new house a ‘complete and perfect’ construction as each space in the house has been designed by giving priority to the family’s requirements that also suited their beliefs.

Project Facts

Location – Palluruthy, Ernakulam

Plot – 10 cents

Area – 3500 SFT

Client – Abdul Rahman

Designers – Xaviour Alunkal and Caroline Xavier, Active Designs Private Limited, Kochi

Ph – 9447035933

Year of completion - 2018

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