As you enter Alavi Street, an old, beautiful Abbasian house attracts your attention, that adorns the street. Unlike the desert landscaping of this area, the mansion is lush green. The house is featured with beautiful plasterworks and stained glass windows. It has been a location for a lot of movies and TV series like Ray Passenger, Mulla Sadra, A House In The Dark and… so far, and now because of all its unique features, has been nominated for the most beautiful Iranian-style architecture house.
To enter the Abbasian House you must pass a ramp that leads to an amazing vestibule. This roofed vestibule had caused direct view of the alley into the house, impossible and had created a veil. The roofed vestibule and platforms around it had been useful for tired travelers and guests in order to get refreshed. One of the interesting points is about the vestibule of the house, because it has two branches, in a way that you can enter the attendant section through one branch and to the main building through the other one.
The house has another smaller vestibule that has two branches, again, one of which leads to the yard with a beautiful pool (Spring House) and the other leads to the other part of the house.
Abbasian House is unique in terms of architecture, plasterworks and painted decorations. In this house, a variety of special, beautiful plasterworks (moldings) can be seen. The house has five yards. It is interesting to know that, construction of basement, ground floor, upper floors and terrace lasted for 20 years by some anonymous architects.
This beautiful mansion was built in 1245 to 1250, lunar calendar, upon the request of Haj Mohammed Ibrahimi, who was a famous trader in field of crystal and porcelain.
The Abbasian House is more distinctive than the other houses in Kashan. It has gowdal baghche (sunken garden) architectural style, which is a traditional architectural style to utilize natural energies. This style has been able to bring about climatic comfort for the residents and causes the house be strengthened and earthquake resistant as well. This way subterranean water was also easily available.
The house is now a museum, and is protected by Iran’s Cultural Heritage Organization.