This charming little house in Malappuram is a simple abode of peace

Although it is a single-storey house, it looks like a two-storey home from the outside. Photo: Screen grab

The idea was to enjoy a life of leisure and that’s why they decided to go for a simple and beautiful house at Tanur in Malappuram, Kerala. Since there was only the Owner and his wife residing at the house, they preferred a smaller one. Although it is a single-storey house, it looks like a two-storey home from the outside.

This was made possible by raising a part of the elevation and building a roof. The exterior highlight of the house is its gate and compound wall. They raised the foundation from the road. The compound wall was ground on a cutting stone to make its surface completely flat. And they didn’t do any paint work or polish work on that.

Sitting, living, dining, kitchen, workshop, and two bedrooms were covered in 1300 square feet. A notable highlight of this house was its exterior wall and sitting area. Their first decision was to put cladding tiles. But the exterior wall is made of cement as its clarity decreases with time and there is a risk of cracking if it gets too hot. This is an artwork done by plastering the upper part of the red stone.
While entering the house, the first thing you see is the living room which has a beautiful, customized sofa. Some lovely paintings also adorn the wall.

The pooja room done in teak wood is next to the living room. From the drawing room, you enter a large hall. An interior wall has been constructed using board and plywood on the hall wall. Its interior is painted beautifully. There is a latticed window in the hall that helps in streaming abundant light inside.

The dining table is arranged on the east side of the hall. A small library was prepared on one side wall of the dining room. A wash basin is fitted to one side of the hall.
The house has two bedrooms. The master bedroom can be accessed from the hall. The bath is attached, along with an adjoining wardrobe and dressing area. They have provided a false ceiling and spotlight. The second bedroom is for guest. Although not as big as the master bedroom, this bath-attached room is also built of the same size.

The kitchen can be accessed from the hall. The cupboards are placed in such a way that everything is easily accessible. And there is a store room and an attached work area. With structure and furnishing, the house was completed for Rs 30 lakh.

Project facts
Location- Tanur, Malappuram
Area- 1200 Sq.ft
Owner- Sudheeshan
Designer- Zakkaria Kappat
SB Architecture, Malappuram

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