Holiday Home in the Hills

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Wayanad in Kerala has a natural architectural landscape nestled among hills and meandering water bodies which is the muse of this weekend holiday home.

Home designed by Humming Tree
Home designed by Humming Tree

Colonnaded verandas, courtyards, high ceilings, breezy folding doors and a clean contemporary design makes this Wayanad home designed by Humming Tree architects Mohammed Afnan and Arun Shekar a delightful space. The home is a combination of art, furniture and the use of locally available materials like clay, terracotta and reclaimed wood. Courtyards and double heights dominate the 3,200-square-foot space with a huge foyer space, three bedrooms, a living room, a semi-covered dining room and an open kitchen.

Home designed by Humming Tree
Home designed by Humming Tree

The brief given by the client was for a home that resonated the character of traditional Kerala home with a modern twist. An ornate Kerala teak door is the main feature of the entrance accentuated by a trunk less elephant, floor stand mirror, photo frames from Mysore and custom-made benches by Humming Tree. The owner had bought the door and artifacts from an old manor house near Mattancheri and the entire space has a nice tropical vibe that flows seamlessly into the entire home.

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