MullaBashi’s House | Isfahan’s historical house

MullaBashi’s House | Isfahan’s historical house

The house of Motamedi or MullaBashi’s house is a historical monument that includes works of Safavid, Zandieh and Qajar, and has been purchased by Dr. Motamedi and has been opened recently to visitors after several years of reconstruction. Come along with Iran Trawell website to take a closer look at the architecture and story of this historic building.

House architecture

When MullaBashi came to this mansion, it included two 5-door and a Zemestan-Neshin (Winter-Sitting) section that was from the Zandie era. And in front of the house of Malek Al-Tojjar, a few steps away from it, the house was ignored. But with the coming of MullaBashi, the Shah-Neshin (Kings) section and the 9 section were added. The most important part of this mansion is the Kings section.

MullaBashi's house
MullaBashi’s house

This mansion is in fact a fascinating example of Iranian houses, meaning that they really lived in it and lived close to the lives of ordinary people of their time. Therefore, MullaBashi’s house can enlighten you to a new and new angle from Isfahan. The house is divided into two parts: the living spaces and service spaces. In living spaces, we faced with warm and intimate, high energy and high lighting, and in the service spaces there are rooms for rest and business, in which the space is more closed, more serious and it’s cold.

MullaBashi’s house can be divided into three parts:

Exterior Courtyard

When Mr. Motamedi bought the house in the 2000, this part was completely destroyed and thus the reconstruction of this part is visible more than anywhere else. The stairs leading you to the upper floor and the porch are here. A beautiful room is located at the end of the courtyard, with windows facing the street, which is beautifully decorated, it gives you the first picture from MullaBashi’s house. In this room, all the objects and tools will smell the past, and if you look at it in the evening, sunlight shines through the glass on the entire room.

Exterior Courtyard in MullaBashi's house
Exterior Courtyard in MullaBashi’s house

Tabestan-Neshin (Summer- Alcove)

From the courtyard or adjoining corridor, which is fully decorated, you can reach the summer alcove of the home, which is a memorial to the Zandian period. Of course, this part is also completely refurbished, and maybe sometimes it seems that they are very beginner and bad on it. The walls of this part of the house are completely painted, but only a part of these paintings that have a long life and can be seen from the past can be found next to the first column, its dimensions are about 20 cm², and in the peeling of the reconstruction done. In these paintings, the name of Iranian planets and ancient months is drawn on the ceiling and walls. There are rooms in the space that are likely to be used soon to accommodate important travelers, as MullahBashi ‘s mansion will soon become a diplomat hotel.

Inner Courtyard

As you reach the courtyard between the courtyard and the summer yard, your soul comes back, because what you expect from a historic home is here! This part completely preserved its historical space, and the nine doors and the five doors with that old woods gave a strange glory to the space. Only one side of this mansion does not attract you in the first stage, and it seems just a wall is simple, but when you look at the same angle, it’s full of beautifully colored paintings to add to the color of the building. The long tub ends in Shah-Neshin (King Section), Which is located at the bottom of it. As mentioned above, there are two Qajar and Safavid parts in this courtyard, and you clearly see the difference between the Safavid and Qajar architecture. The clearest difference in the Sardab (part of the house) is that the Qajar Sardab is wider and with a wooden roof, but the Safavid is completely roofed with vaults and bricks. Another difference is in the kind of fireplaces that were more important in the Safavid period and used many decorations on it. Another point in this courtyard is the wooden monumental congress located on top of the 9 doors and reminds the Qajar architecture once again.

Iran Trawell’s Comment

This home, in the outer courtyard and the restored summer section, disappoints the viewer. But do not worry, just pass through the corridor that draws you from the courtyard to the inner courtyard to change your mind. The inner courtyard is alive and attractive, and fascinate the dating of the rooms around you. The rooms rebuilt from the underground, paintings and writings from the great ones praised by the owner of the house and praise him, as well as the architectural differences in Qajar and Safavid are the attractions of this monument. We advise you do not miss this historic home.

This work was registered on June 25, 2002 with the registration number 5883 as one of the national works of Iran.

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