Shekhar and his family's new home in Kolapulli was a 10-cent plot with houses encircling it. It is also a plot with a condensed width and wider dimensions. Therefore the family was worried about their house getting overpowered by the surrounding houses. So the design successfully overcomes that issue.
Sloped roofs have been blended in with the contemporary style. The cantilevered balcony becomes part of the elevation.
Downstairs there is a porch, sitting room, living room, dining room, kitchen, workshop, and one bedroom. On the first floor, there is a living room, two bedrooms, and a balcony. The total area is 2452 square feet.
The sit-out has been given a rustic finish. The main door has UPVC windows to the side, flanked by a cement textured wall with holes provided to stream in the light.
The house, which is surrounded by houses, does not get much light from the sides. In order to solve this issue, they made small holes in the roof and framed them with glass. This way the light reaches the house directly. The highlight of the home has to be the courtyard in the living room. Light pours in through the glass ceiling. Indoor plants fill the greenery here.
A wooden sliding door separates the living and dining areas. Dining also has an attached courtyard. You can find Skylight and indoor plants here.
The stairs are on a metal frame with mesh spread handrails. The steps are covered with teak planks.
Upper living is in cantilever style. From here you can see the lower courtyard. All three bedrooms have cement-textured walls. The difference is the PVC panelling on the headboard.
In short, air and light fill the house in abundance. The family members are also happy that they have been able to prepare a house with pleasant interiors without giving too much importance to the exterior.