Rabindra restored the 2 buildings into 4 beautiful 1 bedroom
apartments with 2 shops on the ground floor. When he restored the
houses, Rabindra added an extra floor as well as the balcony from
which to enjoy the many wonderful festivals of Panauti. All usable
materials were reused and when materials had to be replaced, they
were mostly replaced from Rabindra’s collection of restored pieces,
for example, the pillars on the third floor came from his collection
as did the roof tiles.
While staying true to the original architecture, Ramindra incorporated modern facilities such as Western style bathrooms and modern kitchens, with a traditional touch such as brass basins. The house as solar hot water as well as solar back-up power to deal with Nepal’s many power shortages. It has a large underground tank to avoid water shortages too.