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Āmeri House: First Five Stars Hotel in Kashan

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

 

Compiled By: Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Deputy Editor of Iran Review

Āmeri House: First Five Stars Hotel in Kashan

 

 

After 15 years of revival and restoration Āmeri Mansion in Kashan, Iran, has been converted  into a hotel, restaurant and cafeteria for tourists from Iran and all over the world.

 

 

The Āmeri House  also known as "Khan-e Āmeriha" or house of the Āmeri family is a historic house in Kashan, in Isfahan Province, in Iran.

 

 

It was built during the Zand era for Agha 'Āmeri, the governor of Kashan, who was responsible for maintaining the security of the route between Tehran and Kerman.

 

 

Covering an area of 9000 square metres, and housing seven courtyards, the Āmeri house is one of several large spectacular old houses in the central district of Kashan. Like the other houses around it, it was rebuilt in the 19th century, after the city was ravaged by a series of massive earthquakes in the 18th century.

 

 

The mansion has got seven courtyards built for seven independent families Covering an area of 9000 square meters. There are more than 80 rooms in it.

 

 

The unique and magnificent architecture of the Āmeries structures such as fascinating decorations, porches, ponds, courts and gardens make them spectacular edifice.

 

 

The materials used in the buildings include bricks for construction of the main structure, mud and straw for insulation and facade, gypsum for decoration facade and interior, mirrors for making inner spaces (particularly ceilings) more beautiful, thick wooden doors for protection.

 

*Photo Credit: Fars News Agency, ISNA, CHN

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