Wilson’s brand-new house at Kalady stands out for its unique fusion of traditional Kerala and Dutch architectural styles. Interestingly, the incredibly attractive elevation never fails to grab attention.
The sloped roof paved with traditional mud tiles is perfect for the tropical climate of Kerala. Here, old tiles have been reused on the GI truss roof.
The owner, who is a lover of Dutch architecture, didn’t have to ponder over designer elements or styles when he decided to build a house. The arch-shaped windows, unique doors, furniture and light fittings are done in the Dutch theme.
Designed in 5690 sqft, this fabulous mansion has a car porch, sit-out, formal and family living areas, dining area, courtyard, kitchen with an adjacent work area, three bedrooms, swimming pool and office space on the ground floor. Meanwhile, the upper floor has only a gym area and a bathroom.
The interiors designed in minimal yet elegant style mostly don lighter shades of hues. Besides, minimal furnishing plays a pivotal role in giving a cosy and pleasant ambience to the interiors.
The beautiful courtyard could be spotted as soon as the entrance door is opened. The ficus plant in the centre adds a hint of amazing greenery in the pebble-paved courtyard.
The formal living area is simple and minimally furnished. The flooring done in exquisite Athamkudi tiles, in the classic pattern of a chessboard, exudes luxury and sophistication. Meanwhile, the customised furniture in antique finish elevates the scintillating look of the formal living area.
The formal living area has been designed by ensuring enough privacy. From here one could enter the spacious hall where the dining space and the family living area are arranged.
The windows in the bedrooms and the kitchen open to the lush greenery behind the house.
Interestingly, the bedrooms are as comfortable and luxurious as in a high-end resort. The bath-attached bedrooms have wardrobes for storage and separate dressing spaces.
The kitchen is simple and spacious. The cabinets are done in plywood with a laminate finish. The countertop, meanwhile, has been paved with granite.
Interestingly, unique building materials have been used for construction here. The structure is built using porotherm blocks. The houses could be constructed eight times quicker using porotherm blocks than using regular bricks. Besides, it helps in reducing expenses by up to twenty percent. As these blocks have holes, the heat inside the house could be reduced. Moreover, they are perfect to build houses in flood-prone areas as they do not absorb moisture.
The family is committed to doing their own bit for the environment. Three cents of land out of twenty-five cents have been turned into evergreen Miyawaki forest. More than five hundred saplings have been planted here which will soon grow into a mini forest.
Location – Kalady
Owner – Wilson
Plot – 25 cents
Area – 5690 SFT
Design – Creo Homes, Kochi
Year of construction - 2022