The family decided to renovate the single-storey house, which had only two bedrooms, when the space constraints began to bother them. Besides, there weren’t enough air circulation or facilities which let in natural light. The 2800 sqft house stands in a 14 cents plot in Manjeri, Malappuram. The newly renovated house looks elegant and chic with all the modern facilities.
A part of the elevation has been highlighted in orange, and adds a charm to the side view of the house. Tress work was done on the roof of the old house; this was removed to build an extra floor as well. The tress work on the roof and the stairway in the renovated house are done in wood.
The car porch is built separately adjacent to the house. The long verandah is a highlight in the exterior. The house has a formal living space, family living area, dining space, kitchen and 5 bedrooms. The walls were rearranged to make the interiors more spacious. Now the interiors look more vast and spacious in the semi open style. The windows arranged in the cross ventilation style facilitate air circulation.
The old tiles were replaced with stylish marbonite tiles. The furnishing has been done in plywood – veneer finish. Wall paper is pasted on one of the walls in the formal living area and the TV unit is arranged here. A TV unit is arranged in the living area on the first floor as well.
The dining and kitchen areas became more spacious after the walls here were removed. Eight people can comfortably sit on the dining table made in wood.
The pantry kitchen is the open style. There is a separate breakfast counter too. The cupboards are done in marine plywood – mica finish, and nonowhite is paved on the counter top. There a work area adjacent to the kitchen.
There are three bedrooms on the ground floor and two on the first storey. All the bedrooms are bath attached with built-in wardrobes.
Location – Manjeri, Malappuram
Area – 2800 SFT
Plot – 14 cents
Owner – Ajith
Designers – Stone Arc Design Company
Mob – 8113099099
Completion year - 2018