In the tradition of old sprawling joint family homes, Kariappa House also has different apartments and buildings that flow into one another. It is a cluster of interconnected houses in a half acre land, interspersed with tropical gardens and courtyards and a covered swimming pool.
We spent 5 years restoring and re-creating all the houses in a mix of traditional and contemporary styles which resonated with us and used natural material like wood and stone and lime. The interiors have been furnished with antique furniture, rich Indian textiles, locally made pieces of ceramic and art.
Two of the structures are restored Tamil Houses, the main house is re-created in a typical Franco-tamil style and the more contemporary 1970s addition has been modified into a bungalow which is called MANTRA.
Luscious tropical gardens, water bodies, courtyards and a lap pool create fluid space around the houses, giving sufficient privacy to each.
The family does not live here full time and hence most of the houses/rooms are now unoccupied. Some areas are retained as private quarters.
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We love old Franco-tamil architecture and both our homes in Pondicherry are true representations of same.
by l_nitin on 01/26/2024
Kariappa House seems to embody a tension-free atmosphere with its beautiful, green surroundings, homemade food, and simple homely rooms. The absence of television, proximity to nature, and lack of...
by Vandan J on 12/25/2023
nice restored old tamil house, however needs to improve in food options, since its s small property they offered limited items in breakfast just 1-2, if u expect full continental breakfast u will be...
by Maps01427004345 on 11/18/2023
We absolutely loved our stay at Kariappa House. Very beautiful & well-maintained. They have a really good complimentary breakfast as well. Staff is very sweet and dedicated. It was our friend's...