Borujerdi House

The Borujerdi House is a historic house museum in Kashan, Iran. It was built in 1857 by architect Ustad Ali Maryam[1] for the bride of Borujerdi, a wealthy merchant.[2] The bride came from the affluent Tabātabāei family, for whom the architect had built the nearby Tabātabāei House several years earlier.[3][4]

Borujerdi House
Ceiling of a room at Borujerdi House, Kashan, Iran.jpg
General information
Architectural styleIranian
LocationKashan, Iran
Coordinates33°58′29″N 51°26′27″E / 33.9746°N 51.4407°E / 33.9746; 51.4407


The Borujerdi House consists of the biruni ("exterior", the public area) and andaruni ("interior", the private quarters) features of Iran's traditional residential architecture, including a courtyard with a fountain pool and a two-story iwan (balcony).[2] The main hall is topped by a khishkhan, that is a type of central dome. Three 40-meter-tall windcatchers, two above the main hall and one over the entrance area, are also erected on the house.[5][6] The house is decorated with stucco, glass work, and mirror work, and features frescoes by prominent painter Kamal-ol-Molk.[1][2][7]



  1. ^ a b "خانه بروجردی ها -کاشان" ["House of the Borujerdi - Kashan"]. Tasnim News Agency (in Persian). 29 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Khan-e Boroujerdi". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Kashan, a Lesson in Authenticity, Architecture". Financial Tribune. 8 February 2015.
  4. ^ "خانه تاریخی طباطبایی کاشان" ["Kashan's Historic House of Tabātabāʿi"]. Tasnim News Agency (in Persian). 1 June 2017.
  5. ^ Iran. John Wiley & Sons. 2012. p. 36. ISBN 978-1-119-97450-5.
  6. ^ Radoine, Hassan (2017). Architecture in Context: Designing in the Middle East. Wiley. p. 206. ISBN 978-1-118-71985-5.
  7. ^ Neild, Barry (10 February 2017). "Most beautiful places in Iran: Photos will dazzle you". CNN.