This contemporary abode is in the picturesque countryside of Kothad, a few kilometres away from the bustling city of Kochi, Kerala. The ‘C’ shaped elevation of this house is what grabs instant attention. Interestingly, the elevation features a unique fusion of contemporary and fluid design themes. Meanwhile, the classic colour combination of white and grey adds panache to the structure. Polycarbonate sheet has been paved as the roof on the sit-out and the cantilever-style car porch.
Designed in 2700 sqft, the beautiful abode has a sit-out, formal and family living area, dining space, courtyard, kitchen with a work area and two bedrooms on the ground floor. Meanwhile, there are two more bedrooms, a home theatre, and an upper living area on the upper floor.
The interiors are designed as per the rules of the Vastu shastra in order to bring in lots of natural sunshine and air. Interestingly, the use of timber has been limited in this house. UPVC and steel doors have been mostly used here.
The customised furniture in the formal living area grants a scintillating ambience to this area. Meanwhile, the mural painting on the wall is the highlight here. A sliding glass door opens to the yard. You could invite natural light and air by opening this door. Besides, a quaint pooja space too has been arranged here.
The family living area has been designed by ensuring privacy. A TV unit is installed on the wall that is decorated with attractive wallpaper.
The marble table top of the dining table looks sleek. The pantry kitchen beside this has a quaint breakfast counter which could also be used as a study space for the kids.
The main kitchen, designed in ‘U’ shape, boasts of all the modern amenities. The cabinets are done in marine plywood with a laminate finish. The countertop, meanwhile, has been paved with nano white. The splashback pasted with glossy tiles grants a clean look to the kitchen.
There are two bedrooms each on both floors. These bath-attached bedrooms have wardrobes for storage and separate dressing spaces too.
The family is delighted that their brand-new house has become a major landmark in the locality for its innovative designs.
Location – Kothad, Ernakulam
Plot – 11.5 cents
Area – 2700 SFT
Owners – Renju and Jayalakshmi
Year of completion - 2022