Qavam House 2017-03-08
Qavam House (also known as Narenjestan-e Ghavam) is a traditional and historical house in Shiraz, Iran.
It was built between 1879 and 1886 by Mirza Ibrahim Khan. The Qavam family were merchants originally from Qazvin.
But they soon became active in the government during the Zand dynasty, followed by the Qajar, and Pahlavi dynasty as well.
The Qavam “Narenjestan” preserves the elegance and refinement enjoyed by the upper-class families during the 19th century. The paintings on the low ceilings of the house are inspired by Victorian era Europe.
During the seceond Pahlavi university’s Asia Institute, directed by Arthur Upham Pope and Richard Nelson Frye.
Mirror hall is in middle and surronded by rooms on right and left in a symmetrical way.
The main entrance of the garden opens toward south along the main axis of the building and into an Octangonal Corridor.
On both sides of the lower part of the entrance you can see two Qajar soldiers holding their rifles. The entrance door is made of wood and has been inlaid.
The house today is a museum and is open to the public.