John and his family were a bit concerned about the space constraints when they decided to build their dream abode in the busy suburbs of Kalamassery in Kochi. They wanted to recreate the greenery and the pleasant atmosphere that they had enjoyed at their ancestral home in Thodupuzha. However, there were practical difficulties to design their new house as a miniature version of their ancestral home at this corner plot with roads running on two sides.
Designed in 2880 sqft, this classy abode has a car porch, sit-out, living area, dining space, kitchen, and a bedroom on the ground floor. Meanwhile, the upper floor has three bedrooms, an upper living area, and a home theatre too.
There are too many houses in the locality. So, the family wasn’t interested in adding designer elements to the exteriors. They wanted classy interiors that boast luxurious amenities and scintillating designs.
The elevation features the flat box style to save space. Meanwhile, wooden pillars have been added here to ensure privacy.
The interiors do not feel congested even though the house stands on a smaller plot. The semi-open spaces inside the house make the interiors look and feel vaster. Besides, there are lots of glass windows to make the rooms airy. The walls mostly don lighter shades of hue to make the interiors look spacious.
Interestingly, the interior spaces are decorated with lots of indoor plants. The courtyard is a quaint spot of fabulous greenery that exudes positive vibes. Moreover, one could catch the beautiful views of the courtyard from anywhere in the house through the glass windows that line the walls.
The car porch has been built in the cantilever style, without adding any pillars. This helped in saving space in the front. Meanwhile, the space above the car porch has been turned into a gathering area for their friends and relatives.
The living area dons pleasant hues that are soothing to the eyes. A sliding glass door here opens to another courtyard which is decorated with indoor plants.
The compact kitchen opens to the dining area. There is a sliding glass door in the dining space too which opens to the courtyard. The wash area is arranged in the courtyard, away from the dining space.
The bedrooms are spacious and have attached bathrooms, wardrobes, and separate dressing areas.
The family is delighted that they got the house of their dreams that celebrate greenery even in the middle of a bustling city.
Location – Kalamassery
Plot – 6.5 cents
Area – 2880 SFT
Owner – KM John
Design – Native Hands, Kochi