Tabatabai House

The Tabatabai House is a historic house museum in Kashan, Iran. It was built around 1880,[1][2] during the reign of the Qajar dynasty,[3] for the affluent Tabātabāei family.[4] It is one of the prominent historic houses of Kashan and Iran, together with the Āmeri House, the Borujerdi House, and others.[5]

Tabatabai House
Casa histórica de Tabatabaeis, Kashan, Irán, 2016-09-19, DD 64.jpg
General information
Architectural styleIranian
LocationKashan, Iran
Coordinates33°58′29″N 51°26′21″E / 33.9748°N 51.4391°E / 33.9748; 51.4391


The Tabātabāei House was designed by Ustad Ali Maryam,[6] who later designed the nearby Borujerdi House,[4] and it has been restored.[5] It covers nearly 5,000 square meters and includes 40 rooms, four courtyards, four basements, three windcatchers, and gardens.[citation needed] It consists of the biruni ("exterior", the public area) and andaruni ("interior", the private quarters) features of Iran's traditional residential architecture,[2] and is decorated with stone reliefs, stucco, and stained glass.[5][3]

A panoramic view of the courtyard of the Tabātabāei House from one of its balconies.


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  1. ^ "Mansions of Kashan". Ganjnameh, Cyclopedia of Iranian Islamic Architecture. Vol. 1. Tehran: Shahid Beheshti University. 1996. p. 50.
  2. ^ a b "Kashan, a Lesson in Authenticity, Architecture". Financial Tribune. 8 February 2015.
  3. ^ a b Neild, Barry (10 February 2017). "Most beautiful places in Iran: Photos will dazzle you". CNN.
  4. ^ a b "Boroujerdi House attracts UNESCO's attention". Iran Daily. 6 July 2015.
  5. ^ a b c "200 Iranian historic houses to undergo restoration by March 2017". Tehran Times. 28 August 2016.
  6. ^ "خانه تاریخی طباطبایی کاشان" ["Kashan's Historic House of Tabātabāʿi"]. Tasnim News Agency (in Persian). 1 June 2017.

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