Pathinarukettu is a multi-storeyed mansion with 16 Salas (square or rectangular living rooms with verandahs on one or more sides). The traditional Pathinarukettu is built in accordance with the rules of Vaastu Shastra
. Pathinarukettu is a basic chatursala type, an interconnected four blocked building around a central courtyard called 'anganam' or 'nadumuttam.'
, built about 300 years ago, is in the pathinarukettu style.