Inspired From A Kerala Tarawad - India Today
January 31, 2013, 6:30:00 PM
Simply Chennai’s (India Today) “Open Spaces Add Soul” article on Vijaykumar’s Traditional beach house on ECR with a distinct South Indian flavour. When they decided to set up a home ten years ago, the Vijaykumars’ first idea was to have a beach house on ECR. However, their love for South-Indian architecture and design made them cancel the new-age beach house plan and go for a breath-taking bungalow with gabled roofs and beautiful Chettinad pillars.
Designed by Benny Kuriakose, the fusion of a new age site with a Tharavadu inspired by traditional Kerala style house elements is stunning. Sleek built-in timber seats give you a beautiful view of the garden. “This is our favourite spot in the house. It is built like a traditional ‘padippura’ or gatehouse. This is where I sit if I want to feel nostalgic and recall the homes from my childhood,” says Vijayakumar adding, “open spaces don’t just keep the house ventilated, they also give it soul.”