the emergence of rich landlords and businessmen in the 18th century,
Goa witnessed a wave of building activities for domestic purposes reflecting
wealth, taste, status and grandeur of the elite. Borrowed Portuguese features
mingled with local domestic architecture to produce a distinctive Goan style
The liberal use of ultramarine with matching colours
painted an aesthetic look in the houses. Houses adapted to local climate,
with stark red-tiled roofs to ward off heavy rain during the monsoon.