Sunil and Manjusha, both settled in Qatar, had always dreamt of building their own house in their hometown in Asramam in Kollam, Kerala. Their brand new house, meanwhile, has been charming everyone with its chic contemporary designs and fabulous interiors. The family could visit the site only one or two times during the construction. They had mostly overseen the construction via video calls and messages.
The flat box theme of the elevation is perfect for the rectangular plot. Meanwhile, huge glass windows on the elevation ensure that the interiors are filled with natural golden sunshine.
Designed in 3350 sqft, this amazing mansion has a sit-out, formal and family living areas, dining space, courtyard, one bedroom, kitchen with an adjacent work area and a servant’s room on the ground floor. Meanwhile, there are three bedrooms, home theatre, a balcony and an open terrace on the upper floor. Interestingly, most of the bedrooms are on the upper floor as the ground floor is mostly dedicated to spacious common areas.
The entrance door opens to vast and spacious interiors that are furnished elegantly. The spaces are connected and communicate well with each other. Meanwhile, the walls mostly don serene white hue that are soothing for the eyes. Besides, it fills the interiors with a calming ambience.
The curved staircase is the highlight of the formal living area. A quaint pebble courtyard has been arranged beneath the stairway as a designer element. The huge round mirror in the wash area instantly attracts attention.
A TV unit is installed in the family living area. Meanwhile, the sliding glass door here opens to the green courtyard.
The Zen-themed courtyard with a Buddha figurine, cool water body and fragrant magnolia exudes tranquility. Interestingly, this is unarguably the most beautiful spot in the house.
The dining–kitchen area is designed in an open theme. The kitchen cabinets are done in marine plywood with a laminate finish. Instead of the regular cabinets, long toll cabinets are used here. Besides the pantry kitchen, a quaint breakfast counter too has been arranged.
The bedrooms too are designed in white cooler theme. Head side embellishments, full-length wardrobes and attached bathrooms are some of the features here.
More than the external looks, the family was keen to design luxurious and space-efficient interiors that are useful. They say that their guests are often surprised by the incredible amenities and splendid furnishing inside the house.
Location – Asramam, Kollam
Plot – 9 cents
Area – 3350 SFT
Owners – Sunil and Manjusha
Designer – Arun TG
Graphite Divine Homes, Trivandrum
Email – [email protected]
Year of completion – 2022 August