Interesting Things about Chettinad Houses
# The Chettinad region is well known for its 18th-century mansions. whose wide courtyards and spacious rooms are embellished with marble and teak.
# Construction materials, decorative items and furnishings were mostly imported from East Asian countries and Europe.
# The mansions were conceived to perform the different functions, rituals and family celebrations.
# The houses are built around an east/west central courtyard which provides shade, light, coolness and air.
# Walls were coated with several layers comprising a mixture of lime, base, ground white seashells and liquid egg white.
# Athangudi tiles are used for flooring. It is prepared by a unique process in which local soil along with cement, baby jell and synthetic oxides are used.