Dating back to the early years of the Pahlavi dynasty, the Shapouri House in Iran’s southern city of Shiraz provides a heavenly site for sightseers.
Constructed in the style of the Qajar architecture, the Shapouri House is one of the first buildings of its age that was designed and built based on a free approach to architecture.
The two-story building has an area of 840 square meters, located in a field covering 4,635 square meters. Shapouri House has been inscribed on the list of the Iranian national heritage sites.
The building was constructed by Master Abul-Qassem, a renowned architect from Shiraz, between 1931 and 1936. The house belonged to Abdul-Saheb Shapouri, a wealthy merchant from the city of Kazeroon.
The big house was inhabited by the Shapouri family until the 1990s before it was left empty for a couple of years. In 2000, the Cultural Heritage Organization of Fars Province bought the house and included it on the list of national heritage sites.