Mellifluous and artful, this colonial-themed house in Vatakara is music

It's the gable roof that predominantly gives a classic colonial look to the house.

Salildhar and Vandita’s brand new house at Vatakara in Kozhikode has become the favourite spot for their relatives and friends to hang out. Houses like this which smartly blends luxury with the elegant charm of simplicity, is quite rare in this area.

The beautiful mansion is built on the centre of the sprawling 90 cents land, without disturbing the natural ecosystem of the area. The natural landscape has been preserved to a large extend here. Meanwhile, the front yard is made attractive by paving natural stones. The verdant meadows on both sides, the plants, trees and the blue lotus pond make the landscape extremely attractive and closer to nature.


The gable roof gives a classic colonial look to the house. The car porch is built separately from the main structure so that the view of the elevation wouldn’t be disrupted.

This palatial house, designed in a sprawling 6289 sq ft area, has a sit out, formal and family living areas, dining space, and kitchen with a work area, upper living area, four bedrooms and balcony. The interiors are arranged in the semi-open style adhering to the theme of minimalism. This makes the interiors look incredibly vaster and spacious.


The furnishing of this house captures the attention for its usage of pocket friendly alternatives of natural wood. Materials like plywood, mica, MDF, veneer, aluminium and mild steel are used to make the furniture and windows as well. The doors, meanwhile, are built with PU coating on MDF. Instead of timber, aluminium frame and toughened glass are used on windows. The Italian marbles and exquisite tiles that are paved on the floor grant a luxurious look to the interiors.


The stairway that features intricate designs in metal and wood also acts as a designer element in the interiors. The wall beside the stairway is highlighted using texture paint and is decorated with niches and curios. The dining table is arranged below the stairway to save space. A nearby crockery counter completes the dining area.


The stairway leads to the spacious upper living area. The TV unit is arranged here. In the upper floor, a small area has been separated as the yoga space. The walls here don the extremely charming sky blue hue. The bay windows, meanwhile, open to the scintillating views of the landscape.


The bath-attached bedrooms are designed in unique colour themes. Interestingly, there are no decorative headboards for the cots in the bedrooms. The cupboards, meanwhile, are made in plywood with laminate finish. Gypsum false ceiling in minimal style and the beautiful lighting makes the rooms extremely pleasant and attractive.


The L-shaped modular kitchen has the cupboards made in plywood with mica finish. The green quartz stone paved on the counter top gives a distinct look to the kitchen. An adjacent work area completes the kitchen.


The atmosphere inside the house is extremely comfortable as there is excellent cross ventilation. The fact that all the modern facilities could be arranged without any flamboyant designs or features is the highlight of this house. Moreover, the family is extremely happy that they could achieve this without compromising on the spectacular looks of the house. They proudly say that their relatives or friends who plan to build houses often ask for the plan of the house.


Project Facts

Location – Vatakara, Kozhikode

Area – 6289 SFT

Owner – Salildhar and Vandita Salil

Designer – TP Ramachandran

Mughal Engineers and Planners, Vatakara

Mob – 9447846923

Year of completion - 2019