New Use for an Old HouseBy vijaysree venkatraman | April 5th, 2012 | Category: Madras Musings |
If the preservation of a heritage building delights us, then we rejoice doubly when an old building is put to new use. Take the case of this 49 year old, two-storied bungalow in Nungambakkam that now houses Rasvihar, a jewelry shop, and Sarangi, the Kanjivaram sari store. This is such a perfect setting for the traditional merchandise: you have to wonder why no one thought of this idea before. The very space, with the mango tree in the well-tended garden, must make for a very different experience from shopping in the established, and eternally crowded, showrooms of T.Nagar and Mylapore.