When Mathews Mathew, who worked in the Middle East, bought land at Thambalakadu near Kanjirappally in Kottayam district, Kerala, it was slightly lower than the road. Mathews, his wife Bincy and their children Nia and Nisa found a one-story home to be ideal for upkeep as well as better communication within the family.
They had seen several single-story houses to conclude that they were much more comfortable than multi-story houses. Although the plot is low, the plan has been drawn so as to be visible from the road, including the roof of the two-storey house. Engineer Srikant Pangapad has cleverly designed a single storey house with four modestly sized bedrooms and attached bathrooms.
The home was completed on 2112 square feet including a porch, living room, formal living room, family living room, dining room, three bedrooms, kitchen, store and work space.
The flat roof was made of GI trellis. This also provided spacious utility space upstairs. They have provided stair access to this area from the family living space.
The interiors are made in a semi-open style. Along with providing space for elaborate conversations, you also get ample privacy. The combined furnishing and the moderation of the colors in the wall painting made the interiors of the house beautiful.
The bedrooms are minimalist with attached bathrooms and wardrobes.
The kitchen and workspace are compact and fit in with the family’s lifestyle.
As for Mathews and his family, they are happy with all the compliments for their new home. “For people like us who want to live in one-story houses, this is a dream house”, is the constant refrain they hear from visitors.
Location – Thampalakad, Kanjirappally
Area – 2112 square feet
Owner – Mathews Mathew
Engineer – Sreekanth Pangappadu PG Group of Designs, Kanjirappally
Mobile – 9447114080.