Joseph Mathew’s brand new house, which opens to the breath-taking view of the Punnamada Lake in Alappuzha, Kerala and the lush green paddy fields, is any nature-lover’s dream. The incredibly beautiful and serene surroundings are what make this place a perfect location for building the lavish mansion. The elevation of the house stands out for its simple and minimal features. Beams and slabs have been avoided to install truss work over the flat roof. This charming house which exudes chic elegance has living and dining areas, library space, 3 bedrooms, kitchen with adjacent work area and a courtyard.
The elegance of the traditional architectural style could be seen in the ceiling works. While plastering the roof, the iron rods were installed after paving old straw mats. These mats now lend a unique texture to the roof. Timbers from coconut palms, which are more than 20 years old, are used for furnishing in the interiors.
Though the interior spaces are designed in the open style, partitions are used between the living and dining spaces and the kitchen to ensure enough privacy. The regal beauty of the timber works are the highlight of the formal living area. The charming courtyard between the stairway and the formal living area adds to the classy elegance of the interiors.
A part of the wall in the dining area has been highlighted using stone claddings. The prayer area is arranged beside the dining space. The beautiful view of the courtyard could be enjoyed from both the living and the dining areas. A small library space too has been arranged here. The dining space and the rest of the interiors are designed a bit higher than the living area.
The bedrooms in the house are designed based on the theme of minimalism. Shutters, in marine ply, are used on the kitchen cupboards. Granite is paved on the counter top, with lots of storage spaces arranged above and below it.
Architect Anoop says that the preferences and interests of the family members were given priority while designing this beautiful house. The construction of the house was completed on a budget of Rs 55 lakh, which is exactly the budget allotted by the owner. Each space in this house is arranged by giving prominence to utility and comfort rather than luxury. It is the simplicity of this design which grants an enchanting elegance and pleasant atmosphere to this house.
Location – Punnamada, Alappuzha
Plot – 14 cents
Area – 2200 SFT
Owner – Joseph Mathew
Architect – Anoop Kumar CA
Planet Architectural, Changanassery
Ph – 9961245604
Year of completion – 2018