Behnam House: A Historical Building in Iran's Tabriz

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Ghadaki House and Behnam House are two historical houses located in Tabriz which are built side-by-side. All of them were built in the Zand era and were renovated in the Qajar Period.

Behnam House: A Historical Building in Iran's Tabriz

The two houses can be accessed from within each other. These edifices were built during the later part of the Zandiyeh dynasty (1750–1794) and the early part of the Qajar dynasty (1781–1925), as a residential house. Today, these houses are part of the Architecture School of Tabriz Art University.

Behnam house can be considered as one of the important houses in Tabriz. The House was substantially renovated and embellished with ornamental paintings during the reign of Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (1848–1896).

Behnam house consists of a main building, referred to as the Winter Building, and a smaller structure, referred to as the Summer Building. The Winter Building is a two-story symmetrical construction standing on a basement.

Like many traditional houses in Iran, this house has an inner (Andaruni) and an outer (Biruni) courtyard; the former being the larger of the two. In the course of a 2009 renovation project, some hitherto unknown miniature frescoes were discovered in this house which was restored by specialists.

Ghadaki House is similar to Behnam House in its architectural features and is adjacent to Behnam House. The basement of this house is of more importance due to its historical pool.

Source: Oruj Travel

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