Shapouri House or Shapouri Pavilion and Garden is an early 20th‑century Persian building and garden in the city of Shiraz, Iran.
It has 840 square metres of underpinning and 4635 square metres of garden area, and it is built on two floors. This building is in the old central region of Shiraz, known as Anvari. This mansion was registered as a national building in 2000 with registration number 2781. Shapouri mansion was designed by Abolghasem Mohandesi and built between 1930 and 1935; the owner was Abdolsaheb Shapuori, a wealthy Iranian merchant. This building is unique and very innovative. During the years of 1990 to 2000, Shapouri’s family was living here but after years, the house became vacant. Shapouri House is so specific and distinguished from other historical buildings of the region at that time. It is built in the style of Qajar architecture and is one of the first buildings whose architecture has a free approach.
In Iranian architecture, having a balcony in the building has not been very common, but it has a balcony with 14 pillars that it’s an innovation in Iranian architecture at the time. Also in the design of Shapoori mansion, a staircase has been used which is not seen in any of the buildings of that period. In general, the plan of the mansion was very special and unique in its period.
Upon entering, a big Iranian pool, colorful balcony, wall paintings at top of the stairs, the mirror work, hand painted walls, stucco and traditional decorations comes across, which together create a breathtaking scene. Some of the invaluable features of Shapouri House are the western (major) façade decorations, circular and designed gypsums columns, tilings with achaemenids designs on the upper porch. The trees which planted in this mansion include cedar, maple, sycamore, fig, pomegranate, orange, date and geranium and rose flowers.
This 100‑year‑old monument is so beautiful that it creates a lot of excitement and energy for every viewer. From the beginning of entering the garden, involuntary your eyes involved in the abundant and busy decorations of the facade of the mansion. It is as if you have entered a world of shapes and colors. The monument was registered.
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