How the owner designed his dream home, made it magnificent

The owner of a spanking new home in Attingal shares details about his newly constructed adobe.

This was a dream he has been harboring for years. A house of his own! Since he has been bolstering this dream in his mind for years, he knew exactly the kind of house he wanted. That’s why he decided to design the house himself instead of assigning the job to an architect. After designing, he took the help of a licensed engineer to get the dimensions accurate for approval. The interior design was also done by him.


The house is designed according to the plot which is narrow and long. Elevation has a colonial theme. The flat truss roof is paved with shingles. As the elevation height is low, despite having two floors, it will get the compactness of a single-floored home.

Sitting, guest living, family living, dining, kitchen, work area, three bedrooms, home theater, and working space are covered in 2700 square feet. The interiors are designed with an eye on maximizing space inside a narrow plot.


The living-dining-kitchen spaces are all interconnected. The three bedrooms were arranged on the ground floor just so that there would be better bonding and communication between the family members.

Most of the furniture was designed by the owner and was made in steel frames. By reducing wood, he was able to reduce the furnishing costs. The floors are done in digital tiles. He managed to buy fancy lights online at a discount rate.


There is an internal and external staircase to the upper floor. The stairs are made of timber done on a GI frame. There is a double-height ceiling with a skylight that helps in streaming natural light into the house.


There is an open kitchen that leads to the dining room. A breakfast counter can also be seen there. Kitchen cupboards are made by fabricating aluminum on ferrocement slabs. This also helped to reduce costs.


There are bay windows in the bedrooms. That also means you have enough space to read and write and require no additional furniture.


Though he works in a bank, he loves movies. He has worked as an assistant director. So he was very sure that whenever he makes a house, he will have a space for cinema. And that has been done stylishly. He has installed a Dolby Home theater system upstairs. There is also a multi-utility space there.


And finally, his dream home turned into a reality this July and it has been named ‘Sadgamaya.’


Project facts

Location: Attingal, Trivandrum

Plot—15 cent

Area—2700 Sq.ft

Owner, designer—Anuseelan

Ph: 7012711324

Plan, supervision-Hari V

YC-July 2022

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