Brujerdi house of Kashan,the Symbol of Qajar love
Kashan is always known for its picturesque houses and wealthy families. There are some masterpieces of architects such as Fin garden, Tabatabaei house, and Borujerdi.
These two magnificent buildings represent that how much the merchant was rich in Kashan. Seyyed Mehdi Borujerdi, a merchant from Kashan, fell in love with a girl who was a member of the wealthy family Tabatabaei.
The Father of the girl Jafar Tabatabaei was not satisfied with this love so he decided to put a condition for Seyyed Mahdi. The condition was, building up a residential edifice as good as his own house, so he would agree with the marriage. Mehdi accepted the condition. Although, Borujerdi House was a present for the bride and one of the most luxurious houses of that time, though it’s built beautifully with simple materials. Seven years later, when the courtyard construction was completed, they accommodated in the house. Later, it took 11 years to build the main hall.
Considering the traditional Iranian architecture, the house is composed of interior and exterior design. Tourists and ordinarily people could only entry to the exterior part and only households have the opportunity to access the inside. The building has three entrance.
The main entrance is an octagonal aisle along with several skylights in the ceiling. Passing the corridor, we get a five-door chamber with complicated plasterwork and carvings on the façade. Then you’ll be surprised by a well-designed rectangular courtyard. There’s a fountain pool in the center of the yard, surrounded by trees and flowerbeds.
stucco, glass, and mirror work is made a wonderful decoration. the plaster shapes of fruits, flowers, and wall paintings were painted by versatile and well-known artist Kamalo olmolk. There’s a dome in the center of the main hall. Latticed triangular windows around the dome’s sides are light catchers of the hall.