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kanathur residence
This home was designed for an elderly couple whose requirement was a small three-bedroom house which is easy to maintain.
The design has influences from the traditional homes of South India with its central open courtyard and the living spaces all around it. The extensive use of wood, the traditional design of the columns, the interior styling and color palette all add to its character.
Two bedrooms are on the ground floor, while one is on the first level. The open kitchen with a visual connect to the entire level was one of their requirements.
Being semi-retired, they wanted to spend a lot of their time in the garden. The deep recessed east-facing verandah receives sea breeze in the afternoons and is a welcome break from the conditioned interiors. Over the years this has become the focal space that all family members gravitate to.
client: private individual
project: beach house
location: ecr, chennai
site area: 6 grounds
built-up area: 4,200 sq. ft.
status: completed – 2007