Like any other historical houses in Kashan, the Boroujeredi Historical House has its owner’s name. It means that the last name of the people who were living in this house was Boroujerdi. People also carried their cities names. For example, Boroujerdi family were from Boroujerd, a city in Lorestan Province in the west of Iran. Today, the Boroujerdi Historical House is one of the most important tourist attractions in Kashan and also one of the most opulent houses in this city.
The house belongs to the bride of Boroujerdi Family. She was the daughter of the wealthiest family of the city, Tabatabaei, who owns the most luxurious house in the city. The Tabatabaei Historical House is the most popular historical attraction in Kashan. As their house was the most unique house of the city, the family accepted the proposal of Boroujerdi family with one exception: They should make a house for the bride which was as great as her home. Therefore, Boroujerdi family, who was a well-known and wealthy merchant, asked Ustad Ali Maryam, the architect who built the Tabatabaei House, to build a house as beautiful as it. The house was built in 1857. However, it is not as big as the Tabatabaei Historical House, but it is still one of the most beautiful and popular houses of the city.
Boroujerdi Historical House Architecture Features
The main style of the historical houses in Kashan are like each other. They mostly have a courtyard, rooms around it and a 40-meter tall windcatcher, which was common in the desert cities such as Kashan or Yazd. The house consists of two-part, the interior (andaruni) and the exterior (biruni).
Most of the historical houses in Iran have different parts for different seasons, especially the winter and summer. The winter part of the Boroujerdi Historical House is in its underground. This part has better light and warmer weather; therefore, it was used in the cold days of winter. The summer place is the most important and mostly the main part of the Boroujerdi House. It is located in front of the main entrance and back to the sunlight. Therefore, it is in a place that will not get warm because of the sunlight. The windcatchers and the pool inside the yard also are other components which worked like a cooler in that time.
Aside from the weather inside the house, the detailed decoration and stucco are so eye-catching. The house is decorated with stucco, glasswork, and mirror work, and features frescoes by prominent painter Kamal-ol-Molk. The Boroujerdi Historical House is one of the most beautiful houses of its kind. It has also been registered in the Iranian National Sites.
Places nearby Boroujerdi Historical House
The house is located in Alavi Street which is the heart of the historical houses in Kashan. The closest attraction to this house is the Tabatabaei Historical House which is just a few steps away from this place. It will only take 2 minutes to walk to this house. The other great attraction in Kashan which can be reached on foot from Boroujerdi House is the Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse which is only 300 meters away and reachable on foot in 4 minutes. There are many great hotels around this attraction too. The most popular hotel in Kashan, Saraye Ameriha Boutique Hotel, is just 280 meters away and reachable on foot in 3 minutes. It also has the greatest restaurant in the area where you can eat different traditional food in an old and luxurious place.
How to get to Boroujerdi Historical House
The house is located in the old texture of the city. Therefore, if you are staying in any hotels in this area, such as the Ameriha Hotel or the Iranian House Hotel, you can easily walk to this house. But if you are staying in hotels which are not very close to this area, you can easily get to this place by taxi or bus. You should get to Qazi Asadolla Square. From here you can easily walk to the Boroujerdi Historical house which will only take 10 minutes. If you would like to see the best attractions in Kashan in one day, you can always take a tour or rent a car.
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