Punalur native Arun Nasser harbored no grandiose plans of a house. His budget was limited. Since houses were mushrooming all over and across, he had just one demand: total privacy. And Naveenlal, project engineer of Habitat, who took up the work, lived up to the demand. The final cost: Rs 14 lakh.
The 1,000 sq ft house stands on 4.5 cents of land. The structure was designed to suit the layout of the land.
Interlocking bricks at the rate of Rs 26 per piece were used in constructing the house.
The front windows were given a slight slant. This was to ensure that folks outside would not have visual access to the goings-on inside.
The single-storied house comprises two bedrooms, a hall, kitchen and a drawing room. A provision has been made to go up to the terrace. The white and yellow colors brighten up the house.
The steel window bars helped the owner save up to 30 percent of the cost, had wood been used instead.
The flower beds in front of the windows outside gives the place a comfy look.
The rooftop has been done up with filler slab.
The cabinets in the open style kitchen are made of multiwood. The cupboards too are of the same wood and come in white and green shades.
Only the main front door is of teak. The readymade interior doors cost between Rs 2,500 and Rs 3,000.
It’s steel railing for the steps leading up.
Vitrified tiles make up the floors.
Area: 1,000 sq ft
Architect: Naveenlal, Habitat Technologies, Kollam
Year of completion: July 2016
Cost: Rs 14 lakh