Saturday, November 24, 2007

Kerala architecture: Verandas, corridors of a nalukettu house

Images from Thekkanattu Parayil Tharakans' heritage home at Olavipe.

Gatehouse corridor. Photo: KO Isaac

Eastern veranda downstairs. Photo: AT.

Western veranda downstairs. Photo: AT
Eastern veranda upstairs: Photo: TP

Corridor to the nalukettu. Photo: AT

Also see:

Kerala architecture: Mansion of the Marquises

Kerala Architecture: Interiors

Kerala Architecture: Exterior of a heritage home

Kerala Architecture - Olavipe Heritage Home


Maddy said...

what a lovely house - i have said this before

Abdul said...

Really amazing!!! I would like to visit your place. Grateful, if I can have your contact details.

Abraham Tharakan said...

Thanks, Maddy. Yes, you had mentioned this earlier.

Abraham Tharakan said...

Abdul, thank you. Please contact Antony Tharakan. email
Phone: +91 478 2522255
For more details please

katrina said...

Kerala is a situated on the southwestern tropical Malabar Coast coast

of India. The state borders Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to the east and

northeast and the Indian Ocean islands of Lakshadweep and the

Please Visit For More detail


Three drinks always! said...

Hi Mr. Tharakan,

Landed on your blog while searching for Kerala architecture. Is this your house? It's beautiful! :)

I blog at

Was searching for possible locations for a shoot. We're looking for a typical Kerala house. By the way, I work with CNN-IBN. Was wondering if you could help me.

You could call me on

or email me, or leave a comment on my blog. :)

Looking forward to hearing from you. :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful house and well maintained. How do you manage to maintain it so well. Do you happen to know of any architects specialized in the renovation of old heritage houses like these. My house is also about 70 years old and i would like to have it renovated, keeping the old look and style intact. If you have any contacts, it would be of great help