The oldest block is the Naalukettu. The Karanavar, Kunhittinan Mootha Panicker (46),
constructed the Pathayapura and the Puthenpura was
constructed by his successor Kochukrishnan Mootha Panicker (53).
Puthenpura had 15 rooms altogether in two floors all with attached urinal rooms. It
has three floors and the second floor has no separate rooms. The old Nalukettu was known as Akayi. When entered through Padippura first comes the Poomukham or veranda. And when
entered through this veranda, the area around the Nadumuttam was
the dining area. There were no dining tables in those days. There is a
huge well attached to the kitchen and water could be drawn from inside
the kitchen. The portion called Vadakke kettu, on the western
side of the kitchen was used for private cooking, if any member wanted.
There were separate cooking facilities for each Thavazhi. On the
western side of the Nalukettu there were 3 rooms in the ground
floor and 3 in the first floor. The middle room in the ground floor was
called as Padinjatti. No one used to live here or use the room.
In the month of Karkitaka (July-August) Sreebhagavathi worship
was done here (known as Sreebhagavathikku vaikkal).
Pathayappura had altogether 6 rooms, 3 in the ground floor and 3 in the upstairs. Padippura had on the northern side one bedroom with entrance from
its southern side. There was a passage on the southern side and on its
southern side was the granary or the storeroom (Kalavara). The Padippura gate was on the eastern side. On the first floor of the Padippura there was a veranda, a hall and a bedroom.
The house pond had three ghats.
There were separate dressing rooms (Kulappura) for the ghats of
men and women.
The Namboothiri Brahmins or
Kshatriya men who married women from Ullanat family had their food
prepared in the separate building called Matam. There was a
Tamil Brahmin family for their cooking.