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Most companies selling surveyed plots offer the standard size of six to seven eight feet lands. I have always wondered where this size of plot originated from – after all, according to the building by-laws, the smallest acceptable plot is six perch in Colombo and seven perch in other parts of the country. But with a special permission you can build on much small lands even small than six perch.  One a SandG associates got to design house in five perch land in 2009.

Six perch and seven perch plots may seem small but it’s sufficient for the basic housing needs. Hinging on the design adopted for your plot, you can use your plot maximally. This document will show you couple of houses built on seven perch lands at the melting pots of the Colombo.

  • Open sitting and dining room.(Combined space with one Unit)
  • Kitchen with a built-in pantry, and with an external door that leads to the rear space  of the house.
  • Two children’s bedroom each with built-in wardrobes.
  • A shower/toilet suite that is shared by the children’s bedroom.
  •  A Master bedroom. Most especially if the parents need to keep a close eye on the children.
  • A fourth bedroom, Visitors’ Bed Room (also self contained) on the opposite side of the other bedrooms, suitable for a guest bedroom, Master bedroom, or a bedroom for the grown up children.
  • An L- shaped verandah overlooking a private garden.
  • Two parking slots
  • Linen Room (These days servants’ are visiting servants’ and they do not need separate rooms)
Space Size- Length Width Floor Area
Living Space

18

12

216

Dining Room

11

13

136

TV Lounge

9

15

135

Master Bed Room

14

15

216

Bed rooms

12

14

168

Visitors’ Room

12

14

168

Bathroom

8

6

48

Pantry

8

10

80

Linen Room

8

5

43

Servants’’ Room

8

9

72

Servants’’ Toilet

8

9

72

Garage

14

8

121

Total Floor Area

1400

If utilized well, you can add additional structures like a two roomed domestic workers’ quarters, with a toilet and shower, a small store, and a kitchenette. Alternatively, the servant’s quarter’s space could be used as a vegetable patch.
Please note that the illustrations shown are only meant to provide a rough idea of going about the discussed topic and your consultant (architect) is in a better position to guide you on this.

Recently build house on a seven Perch Land BY SandG Associates

Floor Plans

GF2 1F2

 

Finished House

Kohuwala House Kohuwala House2 Kohuwala House3

Kohuwala House6

Kohuwala House4

 

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