A fabulous high-tech house in Omallur that exudes charm and elegance | lifestyle decor


Anoop Phillips and his family’s new home at Omallur in Pathanamthitta was designed without the help of an architect or engineer. The involvement of the expatriate owner was present at every stage of the construction, from sketching the basic plan of the house to organizing the housewarming party.

It was his friend and designer Arun Das who made the necessary revisions to the plan prepared by Anoop. The subsequent construction was entrusted to renowned builders.

The house, porch, and surrounding walls are done in a white and gray color theme. The porch has been furnished in a detached style.

Imported roof tiles were laid with a GI truss on a flat template. Besides adding beauty on the outside, it also helps to reduce the heat inside the house.

Bangalore and tandoor stone paved courtyard and pearl grass garden add special charm to the landscape of the house. Sit-out, formal living, family living, two courtyards, three bedrooms, dining room, kitchen and workshop are found on the ground floor. One bedroom, home cinema, party space and balcony are on the first floor. The total area is 4950 square feet.

It’s a smart home that uses all the latest technology possible. The gate, the roller shutter and the home cinema are all automated. And there is a fully automated lighting system. The lights can be controlled via an internet app from anywhere in the world.

Ready-made furniture, TV cabinet, false plaster ceiling and LED light fixtures give a special charm to the formal living space. They have set up a prayer space that complements family life. There is an eight person dining table and next to it is a crockery rack and washing area.

The rooms have been designed taking into account the tastes and needs of the occupant. They have included an en-suite bathroom, wardrobe, walk-in closet and study space in the bedrooms.

The kitchen is very modern with integrated imported kitchen appliances. There are tall units and cabinets for storage.

They have also tried to keep their home eco-friendly by using solar power plants. A certain percentage of electricity necessary for the house is obtained thanks to the solar power plant installed on the terrace. Rainwater falling on the terrace is collected in an underground tank of 50,000 liters capacity across the path. Thus, water and electricity will never be scarce in this house.

One must appreciate the painstaking homework done by the house owner to build this house. This explains the stunning result.


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