Emerald mansion in Tehran

This first Iranian house on list is Shahvand palace. Among folks, it is known as Shahvand palace and you can easily locate emerald mansion on the google map by the name of green palace. This mansion in the first place belonged to the first empire of the Pahlavi dynasty and for quite while it has been the residency site of Reza Shah. As the initiator of this sovereignty, he aimed for the absolute best.

Three prominent artists were the head designers of emerald palace. The mastermind behind this structure was Hussein lorzadeh. He was the architect of tomb of Ferdowsi-One of the greatest symbolic architecture piece in Iran which is situated in the Mashahad. In line with one of the greatest designers at the time, Hossein Taherzadeh and Mirza Jaffar Kashi Memari were in charge of meticulous embellishment and ornamentation and construction of sculptures.

The day the construction of this mansion was started, goes back to a century ago and it took 5 years to entirely complete this great ambition in Tehran.

At first glance, the most eye-catching aspect of this palace is its design. On the exterior design of Shahvand palace, a unique combination of mineral stones from Zanjan was chiefly utilized. On the contrary, All of the interiors is embellished with granite.

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A unique Iranian green color is the outdoor aura of Reza shah residential palace. The northern view of this palace is Alborz mountain. In the opposite direction and on the landscape is Tehran view. The Specific geographical location of this royal residency site gave privileges in terms of its exquisite surroundings.

Shahvand palace has two flats. The initial story is consisting of entry, mirror hall, main dining room, office, and guest room. An entire renovation modified certain sections and approximately 50 years after the inauguration of green palace, another section was added to this palace.

 The base floor went under main construction and it changed into the guest room. During the time of Mohammad Reza Shah period, this palace was used as luxury accommodation of royal guests.

One of the most spectacular parts of the emerald palace is the mirror hall. Along with delicate mirror works, there are extensive stucco works all around this part of the palace. The floor of this hall is covered with a hand-woven premium carpet from Mashhad. Interior decoration and layout have the same luxury setting. Each part of this room such as the central table is French table made in the 18th century. This hall was the office of Reza shah and all the details followed its luxury style.

Aghazadeh Historical House in the Yazd

This artistry embedded in the architecture of Aghazadeh historical house in the Yazd projects itself entirely to the eye of the first-time observers.

This exclusive structure is one of the vastest mansions in this central province in Iran. The main material used in Aghazadeh historical house is mortar, as it was the dominant material used in the majority of the buildings in Yazd.  In the adjacency of Aghazadeh, there is the famous 4500 years old cypress, and this landmark is truly an attractive neighbor of Aghazedeh house. This mansion is among the vastest residential halls in Yazd. On both interior and exterior, you can witness meticulous details of Yazd unique architecture. Aghazadeh historical house in Yazd itself has four separates compartments originally built for its inhabitants. This structure is built in a form that multiple families can live within this Aghazadeh historical house as it was the norm at the time for a group of acquittances to live together.

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This truly shows the vastness of this structure in Yazd. On the roof of Aghazadeh historical house, you can find Kolah Farangi structure which is a petit and unique building on the top of this eye-catching residency hall. Kolah farangi has eight dimensions

Abgineh Museum of Tehran

This mansion belonged to famous business figure known as Ahmad Qavam noted under the name of Qavam-o Saltaneh.

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This figure at the time was one of the most influential characters in the contemporary history of Iran. Ahmad Qavam had powerful role in the administrative Cabin of Reza shah. The first king of Pahalvi dynasty chose him as prime mister for five executive times.

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Prior to its current usage, this building was Egypt embassy. The architecture of Abgineh museum is a fusion of European and conventional Iranian styles. Spiral steps within this structure followed Russian interior design layout. Today this building is a museum for pottery and glass industry in Tehran.

The artifacts on the show in this museum are hand-made masterpieces of many ages.

Masoudieh palace in Tehran

The initial date construction of this mansion dates back to a century ago. This palace is one of the most important major sites for those who seek constitutional reformation. Due to the occupation of constitutionalists, this palace is known with the same name at the time. You may encounter this mansion by the name of the constitution house. The success of the Constitutional revolution Later brought more recognition for this deluxe house in Tehran.

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Kavir Anthropology Museum in Isfahan

Currently as museum anthropology museum in Isfahan, once this site was residential area and famously known as Pirniah Moshirodoleh mansion. Kavir anthropology museum is close to Jameh mosque of Nain in the Yazd. This magnificent structure is exactly located in 130-kilometer distance from the east of Isfahan.

This unique residential structure is one of the scarce architectural pieces which is remained from Safavid dynasty.  Pirniah Moshirodoleh mansion was build in 1599 and the residents of this mansion were Pirniah grandchildren. This family beside wealth had political importance and Ahmad khan Pirniah was the ruler of Nain at the time.

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Years later, exactly in 1970 this mansion was recognized as one of the national heritage of this city in Yazd and by the will of ministry of art and culture was turned into a museum of anthropology. This museum accurately represents the life-style of people of Nain in Yazd.

Beside the whole frame of this vast mansion, its architectural aspect has distinguishable attributes. The decorations including in detail of plaster work and on the walls of the hall. Pirniah house has an exorbitant Persian garden which is a another element adjoined to the beauty of this famous mansion.

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Mashrouteh House in Isfahan

Although Isfahan has many touristic attractions, Mashrouteh house is among the gems of this city. The remaining magnificent buildings you encounter today in Isfahan chiefly was established in the era of Qajar. for many years this house belonged to the Nourolah Jaffari Isfahani an important figure in the capital of culture in Iran. Architectural decorations are prominent features that are present in every part of this house.

You can see tinted glasses on the wooden knots of window that are arranged with extensive care. Another ascetic side of this house is the arrangement of Iranian tiles as well as Persian carpets. within Mashrouteh house in Isfahan, there are 12 separate rooms, each one of them has a courtyard and a main entrance toward the central yard.  

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Two chief patios are in the north and south of this house creating dual pole. Another part of the house is a vast room with seven doors which is exclusive for the summer and warm seasons.

Sashes in this house have 5 and 7 doors and in case of an important occasion, this part of the house was used. In the period of constitutional revolution, this house became the preferable meeting site for those who actively participate in the process of this political transition. Those who attend these secret gatherings often shared their ideas about civil rights and general regulations. Set this location on your list of must-see landmarks if you aimed to travel to Isfahan, since the sense of nostalgia coming from rich history of this house, will thoroughly surround you.  

Qavam House in Shiraz

Qavam family one of the most influential families and powerful in the Qajar dynasty. This family could successfully rule over the province of Fars for many centuries. The owner of this magnificent property prior to its endowment to the ministry of art and culture were the grandchildren of Hajj Ebrahim Khan Kalantar Shirazi. This notable figure is mostly recognized by the name E’temad al-Dawla.

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The construction of Qavam house started in 1888 and it finished 10 years later in 1898. Perhaps this best definition for this mansion is a manifestation of precise symmetry.

Decoration and craving on the wood aligned with plaster works and mirror embellishments turned this building into an astonishing structure.

The infrastructure of Qavam house in shiraz is 3500 square meters. The main internal compartments are zinat-o molk house, palace, garden, Golchineh bathroom, and royal bathroom, Iraqi house, stables, justice house. Qavam House is located on Karim Khan Zand Street in Shiraz.

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