Isfahan Old Houses
There is a treasury of old houses in Isfahan from Safavid era to Qajar period. Unfortunately several old houses were destroyed. Construction of new streets, especially in historic axis of Isfahan which dates back to Safavid and Qajar dynasty is an unforgivable mistake.
Isfahan Amin House
A beautiful Qajar mansion which has lost its courtyard, during modernizing the old quarters. During Qajar dynasty, beautiful private houses were constructed, their own lives were important and there was a competition for building comfortable places for their private lives. Plaster work and mirror work of this building is remarkable.
Isfahan Sheikh Al Islam House
One of the most glorious houses in Isfahan. Mirror work, plaster work and fabulous inlaid ornamented doors are famous. The house has large courtyard, a pool of water in the centre, with two beautiful flower beds at the two sides. High walls, northern and southern building, a large fantastic reception hall and beautiful ornamented rooms.The house, especially the courtyard was used for religious ceremonies. In the Moharram month, on first ten days the house held ceremonies which commemorated the third Shiite, Imam Hossain mourning.
Isfahan Alam's house
The Alam's house is a historical house in Isfahan, Iran. The owner of the house was one of the Qajar aristocrats. The house has a yard, which is surrounded from every side by residential parts. The northern part is distinguished by a columned veranda and has a reception hall. There are two rooms on the two sides of the reception hall. In this hall, there are stucco and decorations with cut mirrors. The hall faces to veranda by seven sash windows and leads to the rooms by khatamkari doors. The southern part of the house is a narrow and long dining room, which has painted windows. Eastern and western parts have identical plans. Both of them have reception halls, which lead to the smaller rooms. All parts of the house have been decorated by brickwork, tiles, stucco and gilding.This house was built during Qajar dynasty, similar to other house, having a large courtyard, the magnificent eivan and beautiful rooms, the reception hall and rooms next to it, the stained glass large windows. Each part of the house is rich by decorated.
Tile work stucco work, brick works are fantastic. This house similar to many other buildings was repaired and restored.
Isfahan ANGURESTAN- E MALEK
Angourestan- e Malek “The vineyard”, it was built in the early Qajar dynasty. Next to Angourestan a Hoseinieh was built. Malek Al Tojjar was one of the richest merchants of Qajar period. His name came after this building, because it was passed to him. During the false expansion of Isfahan and construction of the new imposed designs which were imported by so called modern architects and urban planners a part of Angourestan and the related Hoseinieh was demolished.
Later the Angourestan’s courtyard was roofed. At the northern part of the building, there is a magnificent room. The merchant and his wife were buried there. This monument is used as a Hoseinieh now and closed to public
Isfahan Mojtahed Zadeh House
On Ahmad Abad Ave. across from Golzar Street, there is an old quarter named Dar- ol- Betiekh about 200 mters farther down Ahmad Abad, a house No 100, called Dar – ol - Quran branch is located.
Repaired many years ago and adapted to a cultural religious center,it resembles a children institute.
It covers an area of 400 square meters with an alcove on its northern side, with plaster work,gilt work and an attractive general decorative genre.
Isfahan Dibai House
Is located in the Harunie district, in the centre of the Isfahan's Old Quarter.
Dibai House is a traditional Persian residence that has been restored entirely and in detail. Transformed into a hotel, offers its guests the opportunity to stay in a historic mansion at the very centre of the Old City, and surrounded by a picturesque and artistic setting.
Dibai House dates from the 1670's. Nevertheless, modern facilities have been carefully added, so that the house can boast of being able to offer a truly comfortable and altogether enjoyable accommodation.
Dibai House has ten rooms to cater for twenty guests. There are three single rooms, five twin rooms and two triple rooms. Two of the twin rooms are en-suite, whilst the other rooms share five modern bathrooms.
The house has various common areas, open to all:
The shah neshin, or talar. This room is a feature common to all traditional Persian residences and was historically the house's main daily hub, and where guests were received and entertained. Nowadays it is used as a big living room.
Spacious shabestans, or basements, where the dining room is located.
The chai khane, or tea room, with a samovar and fresh local pastry, a place to chill out and relax enjoying a cup of tea
The magnificent hoz khane, or pool house, with intricate window and mirror works, paintings, reliefs and beautifully crafted walls.
Two sahn, or courtyards.