A beautiful blend of traditional and modern architectural styles in Malappuram | lifestyle decor

Ameer, an expat, had always dreamed of building his own house in his home town of Kuttipalam in Malappuram, Kerala. Now he is the proud owner of a splendid fusion home that stands on 10 cents of land, surrounded by lush countryside greenery. The exteriors feature the classic style of traditional architecture while the interiors feature modern amenities.

The rustic charm of the laterite stones is the highlight of the elevation. The GI truss roof is paved with mud tiles. Interestingly, the roof designed in a gable style is quite eye-catching.


Designed over 2,100 square feet, this spectacular abode features a living area, living and dining room, two bedrooms, and a kitchen with an adjacent working area on the ground floor. Meanwhile, there are two more bedrooms, a spacious hall and a balcony on the upper floor.

Vitrified tiles with a matte finish were paved on the floor. Meanwhile, bespoke furniture blends well with the overall theme of the home. Plywood and veneer furnishings lend a splendid ambience to the interior spaces.


One wall in the formal living room is accented with a beautiful shade of terracotta. The TV cabinet has been installed here. Meanwhile, the washing area and the staircase are also arranged in the adjacent dining room.


The rooms are simple but elegant. The bedrooms adjoining the bathroom have built-in wardrobes for storage.

The kitchen cabinets are done in the multi-wood finish. The counter, meanwhile, was paved with granite. A quaint breakfast counter has also been fitted as part of the kitchen.


The owner mainly supervised the construction via WhattsApp calls and messages. Moreover, his brother often visited the site to see that everything was well done.


The construction of the house including the structure and furnishings could be completed with an affordable budget of Rs 35 lakh. The budget went a bit over budget as the price of building materials unexpectedly skyrocketed during the pandemic.


Exterior walls of exposed laterite stone helped reduce plastering and painting expenses. In addition, this wall does not become dull or moldy even years later. Its rustic charm could be kept for a long time. Moreover, since laterite stones do not absorb heat, the interiors would have a cool and pleasant ambiance.


Project Facts

Location – Kuttipalam, Malappuram

Land – 10 cents

Area – 2100 SFT

Owner – Ameer

Designer – Salim PM

AS Design Forum, Malappuram

Crowd – 6238803316

Completion year – 2022 July

Photos – Akhil Komachy

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