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Vishram by the Sea

2001

The muted sound of waves and the quiet serenity of the Kovalam village form the perfect backdrop for Vishram by the Sea - an unconventional beach house. Large verandahs and open spaces that serve relaxing siestas on the Athangudi tile flooring, a Kerala style stepped well that blends with the natural surroundings, and intricately carved, recycled Chettinad stone columns that line the verandahs are some of the characteristics that set this home apart.

Vaastu shastra principles enabled us to experiment with the contours of the land, which resulted in a raised southwest bed and the northeast accommodated the stepped well. Vibrant hues that seamlessly blend with the traditional motif captures the essence of the Mediterranean and Chettinad style. A home that emanates a soothing atmosphere, Vishram by the Sea is an ode to the heritage and culture of Kerala architecture.