News ID: 291630
Published: 0932 GMT March 16, 2021

Kolbadi House in Sari, a building with Esfahani style of architecture

Kolbadi House in Sari, a building with Esfahani style of architecture

Kolbadi House, dating back to Qajar Era, is located in Sari, capital of the northern province of Mazandaran. The monument, which is one of the remaining buildings with Esfahani style of architecture, has been converted into a museum.

Kolbadi House was registered on Iran’s National Heritage List in 1998, wrote.

Kolbadi House is a north-south building with a rectangular plan, including two stories and one basement which are related together through two interior staircases. There is an alcove, a porch and rooms on two sides in both stories.

The foundation of the house constitutes of broken bricks, rubble and lime mortars. The walls were constructed with square brick and covered with the plaster from inside. The ceiling is gable and sloping.

The entrance of the house, which is made of a wooden door, reaches to two miansaras (atriums) through a narrow alley. The exterior miansara includes bath and manger and it has been paved and planted in the corners. Bath has three parts: Toon (furnace), sarbineh (changing room) and warm house. The middle miansara links the kitchen to other parts of the house. And the back miansara, located in the north of the house.

The sunshades around the yard, orosi (colored) windows in the south side of the structure, doors and skylights in the north side are some of the wooden decorations applied in Kolbadi House. The arcades in the exterior miansara have brick decorations. For decorating the windows, colorful glasses were used.

In the museum of Kolbadi House we can find the traces of potteries, metals, glasses and stones dating back from 7,000 years ago to Pahlavi Period.

Kolbadi House was established with the name of Amirieh, in Qajar Era, by the order of Jalil Kolbadi,  who was an army commander. After him, Manuchehr Khan Kolbadi, one of the local landowners and a member of the Parliament bought the building. Finally, the house was reconstructed by Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization in 1991 and was converted into a museum of history, archeology and ethnography. 


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