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Borujerdiha House is a famous historic house in Kashan, Iran.

The house was built in 1857 for the bride of Haji Mehdi Borujerdui, a wealthy merchant. The bride came from the affluent Tabatabaei family, whom Ustad Ali had built their house (The Tabatabaei House) some years earlier.

It consists of a rectangular beautiful courtyard, delightful wall paintings by the royal painter Kamal-ol-molk, and three 40 meter tall wind towers which help cool the house to unusually cool temperatures. It has 3 entrances, and all the classic signatures of Traditional Persian residential architcture such as biruni and andaruni.

The house took 18 years to build using 150 craftsmen. It is considered a true masterpiece of Persian traditional residential architecture. It was designed by Ustad Ali Maryam.

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