This charming little home in Thrikkur in Thrissur, Kerala, is quite different in every way. It looks very traditional from the outside. The road circles on either side of the 18-cent plot. They have allotted an entrance to the house from both sides. That gives you the option of enjoying the view from both directions. You can call the multi-tiered roof the main attraction of the house. The walls with cut stone cladding add to the traditional beauty of the house.
The surroundings were also given equal importance. Therefore the yard was prepared by paving tiles as well as lawn. Since the family were expatriates, they constructed the house keeping the maintenance in mind. The entrance is through a long corridor from the porch and the walls with laterite cladding on either side make the place stunning.
The presence of double-height spaces adds more space to the interiors. Courtyard and dining are set up in double height. Gypsum false ceilings and LED lights brighten the common areas.
They have recreated the traditional courtyards adding sophistication to them. And the double-height courtyard is also the soul of the house. That’s why the family living and dining spaces are arranged around this. The courtyard also serves as a connecting space between the two floors.
The wooden plant is spread on a GI-fabricated ladder. The handles are also in Wood and GI finish. The kitchen is done in a U Shape and the cabinets get a multiwood + lacquered glass finish.
They have given extra care to differentiate the bedrooms by highlighting the headboard and head-side panel. Understandably there are several visitors to this home. And the owners are happy to get the airy and charming house of their dreams.