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Brujerdi House

Brujerdi House

Kashan is an ancient city in the heart of Iran. In this amazing city there are several important historic places. One of them is a special house with outstanding decorations. Someone believe it as the most beautiful house in Iran. Brujerdi house was built during 19th century in Kashan. The architecture of Brujerdis’ house was Mr. Ali Maryam, a famous architecture whom had built “Tabatabaei house” and “Timcheh Amin-o-dowleh” in Kashan.

Brujerdi House

The history

During Qajar dynasty, about 130 years ago, a famous merchant order to build this astonishing house, Sayed Hasan Natanzi. The construction completed after 12 years. In fact because he imported goods from Brujerd, a city to the west of Iran, he became famous as Brujerdi, consecutively the house. It is interesting to know that there is a romantic story behind this house. That’s it, the son of Sayed Hasan wanted to marry with the daughter of Sayed Jaafar Tabatabae, another dignitary of Kashan. Tabatabaei put some conditions, that they had to build a house meeting their hierarchy. So Brujerdi built a house by employing the architecture of Tabatabaei house.

Brujerdi House

Brujerdi House

The architecture

This amazing house includes an exterior, biruni or the public area and an interior, andaruni or the private part, the internal one is under a private ownership. You can enter to the house through a narrow aisle. It is connected to an area called “mahtabi”, an area like a portico without ceiling. Behind this part there are some rooms decorated with amazing stucco works. It is a luminous section which probably was used during winters. The most important and the main part of the building is located in front of the entrance. Its façade is similar to the pediments, design with stucco works, influenced by Russian architectures, and some openings. At the top there are two wind catchers, acting like a cooling system and also using for ventilation. This part consists a hall, some rooms and alcoves. At the center there is a dome with openings and decorations of stalactites. You will see amazing paintings which are done by one of the most famous Iranian artist “Kamal-o-molk”. Brick, adobe and wood are the main materials used to construct this house.

Brujerdi House

Perhaps you can’t find such a house with fantastic ornamentations. All the details, plan, decorations, architecture and paintings are perfectly done. Brujerdi house with excellent architecture and decorations is one of the most famous houses in Iran that was chosen as the one if the most popular tourism attractions by UNESCO in 2015.

About the author

Hamid Noori is a local tourist guide in Iran. He borned in 1991 june 22end. First he studied industrial engineering at Shiraz university and worked in that field for a while but later he decided to pursue his dreams dealing with history. Now Hamid is a professional tourist guide.

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