In Bardez, North Goa in the sprawling village of Serula meaning ‘Head’, is a parish Church Salvador do Mundo that means ‘Saviour of the World’ which used to have the villages of Penha de Franca and Socorro under it. Salvador da Mundo Church celebrates 450 years of its foundation and feast of its co-patroness, Our Lady of Salvation.
In Socorro which is the Portuguese name for ‘help’/’relief’ or Sukur/Succour (the Goan/Konkani name) on a 106 year old 1800 sqmt property lies ‘The Brook’ circa 2014. The house is located in the quiet village of Maina, Socorro. The village is named after the word ‘Mayon’ which in Konkani means a spring or brook and there still exists a running brook visible from some of the homes.
'The Brook' is an independent villa in Succour designed by a renowned Goan architect in the old Portuguese style with sloping wooden tiled roofs and the local red laterite stone façade as well as laterite stone bench detailing within and without the house. There is a balcao at the entrance where one can sit at leisure and enjoy the greenery around in typical Goan style.