Small and simple, this Kodungallur home is an architectural spectacle

Small and simple, this Kodungallur home is an architectural spectacle

Reggie, a resident of Kodungallur, wanted a single-storey house to make maintenance easier as well as to keep harmony between the family members. This is a house designed without the extravagance of luxury.

The elevation is in contemporary box style. A porch that can park two cars on the side is also prepared in the same style. Paving stones are spread in the yard.

The highlight of the exterior is the courtyard with a water body. Here you can see the double-height windows that automatically make the house feel bigger.

The porch, sitting room, formal living, family living, dining, kitchen, workshop, three bedrooms, and bathrooms are featured in 2950 square feet.

The trick in the design here is to feel the size of the two-storey house once you step inside. This is made possible by the arrangement of double-height spaces. The design emphasizes natural light and cross ventilation. For this, double-height windows and a skylight ceiling have been deployed.

A highlight in the family living is the fluted panelled TV unit. A Buddhist-themed courtyard was also set up here.

Formal living is prepared simply and beautifully. The veneer-paneled wall is the center of attention here. The glass door here leads to the side yard. Another highlight is the master bedroom with a private courtyard. It can be accessed through a sliding glass door. The rooms are lit by skylights.

The kitchen cabinet is in marine ply+ PU paint finish. Nano white was spread on the counter. The splashback is also covered with glossy tiles. A breakfast counter is also set up here.

In today’s busy life, there seems to be less communication between family members. There are people who live in disharmony under one roof. That’s why single-storey houses are relevant in today’s times. Big houses also require time and effort to maintain, unlike single-storey houses. 

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