Manthani’s residential architectureStriking feature of Manthani’s residential architecture is “Midde”, a traditional design, commonly seen in all localities of the village. This particular architecture has a middle room i.e. “Midde” with extra thick walls and wooden beams and slab for the Ground Floor construction. All other rooms/ galleries are constructed surrounding this ‘Midde’. Such type of construction is described as ‘Trishala Bhavanti’ in the Vastu. Though a bit similar ‘Chatushala’ architecture is found among Brahmin residences in Dharmapuri and Vemulavada, Manthani’s architecture is strikingly different and noticeable. This particular ‘Midde’ type of construction gives a weather proof atmosphere that is very much required in such a hot and humid atmosphere. This ‘Midde’ with its thicker walls and false roof, gives an air-conditioned atmosphere inside the room. The ‘Midde’ can be noticed to be cooler in summers and warmer during winters. Though ill lit, this ‘Midde’ is a perfect ‘insulated’ interior that too without any extra cost for weather-insulation system.
Rest of the accommodation in residences consists, Pandiri, Chapparam, Peradu, Loddi, Kottam. A Uyyala and a Bavi are integral parts of all most all households in the village. Traditionally, the Brahmin residences have their Toilets totally detached from the rest of the house.
Most of the residential construction was traditionally in Mud and Stones, but of late, Cement and Bricks are being used in the village to have more strong buildings.
Furniture possessed by the households consist mostly of the wooden chairs, crude benches, easy chairs with cane or canvas clothing. Thouta Balla, is a piece of wooden furniture that is common among Brahmin households in the village. Though, there are double-cots in these modern days, Nulaka or Patte Mancham is the traditional bed for the villagers.