Photos: Abbasian Historical House in Iran

Khāné-ye Abbāsīhā or “Abbasis’ House” is a large traditional historical house located in Kashan, Isfahan Province, Iran.

Built during the late 18th century, the house is a beautiful example of Kashani residential architecture. It is said to have been the property of a famous cleric. It has six courtyards that would fit the needs of different families.

One of the chambers has a ceiling designed with mirror pieces so as to give the impression of a starry sky under the nocturnal glitter of candlelight. The house also was designed with secret passageways, perhaps designed for the escape of the family in times of invasion and emergencies.

The house is now a museum and is protected by Iran’s Cultural Heritage Organization.

By Mehr News