Jose Mathias, who is settled aboard, is thrilled and happy that he could build his dream home at his hometown in Vellayambalam in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The house warming ceremony of this marvellous mansion was celebrated just three months ago. This fusion house perfectly blends the elegance of traditional architecture with the chic style of contemporary designs.
The dominance of timber in furnishing makes the interiors look regal and splendid. The spaces that are designed to receive oodles of natural light do not feature too many colours that sting the eyes. Though you cannot spot a single style throughout the house, this palatial house elegantly blends various architectural styles. It was architects Subeesh Surendran and Vivek of the KOS Architects based in Kollam who designed this spectacular palatial house for Jose and his family.
The house stands regally on a 25 cents plot that is away from the buzz of the city. The spacious porch, the majestic gazebo and the beautiful landscape immediately draw the attention. Patterns that complement each other are featured on both the exteriors and the interiors and in the landscape as well.
Spacious verandah and the interiors designed in the royal theme are the highlight of this house. The use of timber is another eye catching feature. It plays a pivotal role in giving a regal and luxurious look to the spaces. The sloping roof and the wooden jail works on the balcony are incredibly attractive. The four bedrooms boast of all the modern facilities. The long verandahs on both the floors, the wooden panelling on the walls and the grand stairway are truly spectacular.
The generous use of timber in every corner of the interiors enhances the regal look of the house. From the doors and windows to the ceiling, panelling and flooring, the teak wood furnishing lends a luxurious look to the interiors.
The stairway that is covered with intricate carvings in wood is majestic and glorious. The unique textures and beautiful wall papers add the perfect contrast in the interior spaces. The elegant design patterns, enhanced with wooden furnishing, merge with luxurious facilities and spaces of spectacular opulence.
Formal and family living areas, dining space, four bedrooms, kitchen with an adjacent work area, home theatre and a study area are arranged in this palatial house that is sprawled in 5500 sq ft area. Public and private spaces are separated in this house with smart designs and eye catching features.
As the family stays abroad, there are enough spaces in the house where the relatives could gather whenever they are home for the holidays. Spacious rooms and living areas are arranged for the guests to relax. Each space in this house oozes luxury and royal elegance. The grandeur of Italian marble, granite and wood that is used for flooring is truly enchanting.
The study area is arranged on the mezzanine floor on the first landing of the stairway. This room also functions as the control room of the surveillance cameras that are installed in the house. There is a sitting area in the upper storey. The spaces in the upper floor are arranged giving priority to privacy. The home theater that boats of latest visual and acoustic technologies too is in the first floor.
Though closer to the city, the area has the goodness of the rural set up and is incredibly blessed by Mother Nature.
Each and every space in this house has been designed catering to the dreams and aspirations of the family members. The architects too are proud that they could design the perfect luxury home for this NRI family.
Location – Vellayambalam, Thiruvananthapuram
Area – 5500 SFT
Plot – 25 cents
Owner – Jose Mathias Roche
Architrect – Subeesh
KOS Architects, Kollam
Mob – 9544684689
Year of completion - 2020