Sharin Peethambaran’s grand dwelling at Nettoor in Ernakulam, Kerala is exactly what he had dreamt of. The family had, in unison, demanded beautiful exteriors and spacious interiors where there is abundant supply of natural light and air. Architect Sebastian Jose of the Silpi Architects deserves credit for designing a spectacular house which perfectly suits the interests of the family.
This stylish house stands elegantly on an 11 cents plot. There is a car porch, sit-out, formal and family living areas, dining space, courtyard, four bedrooms, kitchen with an adjacent work area, upper living area and a home theater as well in this charming house which has an area of 3200 sq ft. The car porch isn’t part of the main structure; instead, it is arranged as an extension by fixing toughened glass on GI roof.
The tropical-themed elevation, with slanting roof in layers and high walls, amazingly suits the weather in the region. Plants are grown in the open terrace in the front, adding a hint of greenery.
The roof designed in double height makes the interior spaces look vast and spacious. Meanwhile, the interiors designed in the open style exude the elegant charm of minimalism. The spaces are interconnected and don lighter shades of hues which is soothing for the eye. Besides, it helps the interiors look pleasant and lively as well.
The courtyard is a stunning feature, which is separated from the rest of the area by a raised wooden deck. The pergola skylight in the roof lets in lots of natural sunshine lighting up the interiors. The courtyard is decorated with indoor plants and shiny, round pebbles.
The dining table can comfortably accommodate six people. The wash area is separated by a colorful tiled wall. The concealed LED light lining the mirror here is an eye-catching feature. There are huge glass windows adjacent to the dining area through which one can enter the patio. The creative installation of an old bicycle instantly attracts attention here.
The windows in the bedrooms open to the beautiful sights outside. The bath-attached bedrooms have wardrobe facilities and separate dressing areas as well. The kitchen is amazingly designed with meticulous utilization of the spaces. An adjacent work area completes the kitchen.
Lush green plants add a pleasant charm to the main balcony as well. There is small vegetable patch in the backyard of the house. This brilliantly designed house is mesmerizingly beautiful and utilizes spaces in the most creative way.
Location – Nettoor, Ernakulam
Area – 3200 SFT
Plot – 11 cents
Owner – Sharin Peethambaran
Architect – Sebastian Jose, Silpi Architects
Ph – 0484 2663448, 2664748
Year of completion - 2018