Anilkumar’s brand new house at Thripunithura has become the talk of the town for being the perfect abode that amazingly overcomes the spatial challenges posed by the rectangular 6.80 cents plot. The family wanted the house to feel and look spacious inside, with excellent cross ventilation and abundant supply of natural light.
The structure is built by retaining the trees that stood on the plot. So, it is not possible to catch a full view of the house from the outside. This has also prompted the family to give up over the top decorative features on the exteriors. One could enter the porch through a narrow passage in the southern side. The elevation features a stylish box style and claddings in natural stones highlight its special features.
A car porch, sit-out, formal and family living areas, dining area, pooja space, kitchen with an adjacent work area, four bedrooms, upper living area, office space, balcony and an open terrace have been arranged in this extremely beautiful house. A blend of vitrified tiles and wooden tiles are paved on the floor. The interiors are designed in the classic theme of white – wood – beige theme. Glimpses of this could be seen in the exteriors as well.
The formal living area is just beside the entrance door and is decorated minimally. A few pieces of furniture complete this area. However, the family living area is decorated lavishly with cushioned couches and a TV unit. A simple gypsum false ceiling adds to the elegant look of this area.
The dining table that can accommodate up to six guests is just beside the stairway. This area, designed in double height, makes the interiors look incredibly vast. The wash area is arranged below the stairway to save space.
The handrails of the stairway feature a charming combination of wood and toughened glass. The stairway leads to an office space where a computer table has been arranged. The upper living area has been separated in the spacious hall. One could get into the terrace through the sliding glass door.
The bedrooms are bath-attached and have walk in wardrobes as well. Wooden tiles are paved on the floor here. Meanwhile, the cots and the wardrobes are in plywood with mica finish.
The kitchen designed in the minimal theme has cupboards made in plywood and mica finish. Tiles in rustic finish are paved on the floor. Meanwhile, the counter top has granite paved on it. An adjacent work area completes the kitchen.
Interestingly, those who are intrigued by the extremely simple exteriors would be in for a surprise when they enter the interiors which are spacious and tastefully designed with all the modern facilities.
Location – Thripunithura, Ernakulam
Plot – 6.80 cents
Owner – Anil Kumar and Athira Menon
Architect – Surag Vishwanathan Iyer
Eminence Architects, Thripunithura
Mob – 9895347562
Year of completion - 2019