Open Courtyard (mittham) within house. Creeper plant. Red oxide flooring. Jhoola.

Open Courtyard (mittham) within house. Creeper plant. Red oxide flooring. Jhoola.

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Open courtyard in the house...when decorated nicely could be the best spot to relax.
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A small 'chettinad' type of courtyard on the first floor of the Dr. Ramamuthi house in Chennai. Traditional wooden pillars and a cement 'thinnai' or seat with the Mangalore tiled roof give it the right ambience.

A small 'chettinad' type of courtyard on the first floor of the Dr. Ramamuthi house in Chennai. Traditional wooden pillars and a cement 'thinnai' or seat with the Mangalore tiled roof give it the right ambience.

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Someday I must have a courtyard - (me, too!) I may need to have the log cabin, then another house with a courtyard.

Someday I must have a courtyard - (me, too!) I may need to have the log cabin, then another house with a courtyard.

reminds me of old indian houses built mandatorily with courtyards in the middle of the house....love them!

reminds me of old indian houses built mandatorily with courtyards in the middle of the house....love them!

I would love to build a house someday with this kind of courtyard.  A girl can dream!

I would love to build a house someday with this kind of courtyard. A girl can dream!

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