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Borujerdis house

Borujerdis house


The Borujerdis house was built in 1857 CE by architect Ali Maryam Kashani, for the bride of Haj Mehdi Borujerdi, a wealthy merchant. The bride was from Tabatabaei family, for whom the architect had built Tabatabaei House several years earlier. It consists of a rectangular court yard, delightful wall painting by the artist of the royal court Kamal-ol-Molk, and three tall wind towers to cool the house. The house was constructed by 150 craftsmen during 18years.

The house took eighteen years to build using 25 workers, painters, and architects, although some accounts place the number of craftsmen as high as150.

The house has all the classic signatures of Persian architecture. It has three entrances . The main entrance is in the form if an octagonal vestibule with multilateral skylights in the ceiling.There is a five-door chamber with intricate plasterwork. Walking through a narrow corridor, one reaches a vast rectangular courtyard that has a pool—lined by trees and green space.

There is a reception hall sandwiched between two rooms. Due to the high amount of sunlight entering these rooms, they were mostly used during the winter. The kitchen , room and stairways to the basement are located in the northeast area of the house.


The house is famous for its unusual wind towers, which are made of stone, brick, sun-baked bricks and a composition of clay, straw and mortar. Even the basements consistently benefit from the flow of cool air from the wind towers.

Borujerdis House has attracted considerable attention of architects as well as Iranian and foreign scientific and technical teams.

It used to be a private home. Today, it is open to the public as a museum. The museum is divided into four sections including reception, ceremonies, residential halls and rooms.

Borujerdis House is a historic house in Kashan. President of UNESCO's General conference Hao Ping granted the top international rate to Borujerdis House.  During visit to the historical buildings in 2014 at the head of a delegation, he named Borujerdis House as the most beautiful historical house in Asia. After receiving positive feedback from tourists, Boroujerdi House has been chosen as UNESCO's top choice in 2015.