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Two royal houses that you don’t know

Two royal houses that you don’t know

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Nasir Al Dowleh Asefi and Anis Al Dowleh Historic Home in Iran

 Anis Al Dowleh Asefi old mansion in Iran which is less known by its history, is a white-painted building behind a bus stop with no majestic Qajar houses signs outside. What attracts the most attention in this building is the wide and long panel of the "Tehran Lamb Meat and Distribution Union".

This historic mansion, dating back 140 years, was owned by Fatemeh Sultan, Miss Anis al Dowleh, the third wife of Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar and dubbed the Queen of Iran. This name is mostly famous because he had been living in the last months of his life after the assassination of Nasser al-Din Shah. So this place has played an important role as a luxury royal hotel in Iran for its king.

Her position was superior of the other wives of the Shah, and in practice he could be regarded as the royal queen of Iran who received the symbol of sunshine and the Homayoun icon. Anis al Dowleh, by the real name of Fatima, was an orphan girl who was able to reach the stage of mourning of the popular Qajar king. If you are also curious to know the details of this historic site, so go on to find out more about this luxurious house in Iran and pay this place a visit.

This old guesthouse in Iran is located on Tehran's Valiasr Street. Anis Al Dowleh Asefi Historical home in Iran is located south of the capital's longest street, Vali-e-Asr St, just above the Molavi Road, opposite Mahdieh Tehran.

The history of Anis Al Dowleh Asefi Historic house in Iran

Qajar owners sold the building to Pahlavi at the time of the first Pahlavi dynasty, after which the mansion was abandoned and turned into a school building where Professor Mahmoud Hassabi was a graduate of the same school. In the 1330s it became owned by a person named Nader Esfahani and since the 1350s because of its close proximity to the slaughterhouse, the building has become the Tehran lamb union and so far its only use is that now.

Exterior features of the house

The two-storey building is 721 square meters and has two entrances to the street, one to the building and the other to the courtyard. A large courtyard with trunks of old trees in the middle. Decorated with Greek-style columns and carved columns with plastered and painted foundations and old fireplaces are the beauties of this house. The ground floor is a staircase to the lower courtyard and includes a south porch and two rooms. The main is to the north of the porch, a storeroom in the western end, and a kitchen, bathroom, cloakroom and toilet in the eastern part of the complex. The first floor also comprises a south-facing porch. On the north side of this porch, there are two large halls, a support area (bunker) and a front porch on the east side of the halls. At the west end, a lower staircase has been constructed.

Efforts that’s been done to change this traditional house in Iran usage

According to the head of the Meat Retailers Union, tired of working in a house that has no change, so far, many correspondence with the Cultural Heritage Organization and the municipality has planned to buy the house and transform it into a cultural place. Which has so far failed, and the Cultural Heritage Organization has only carried out restoration operations in recent years, while the owner's request is for sale. This one time luxury boutique hotel in Iran is now more like an old hunted house in Iran without any hope.

Perhaps the Nasir Al Dowleh mansion as one of the most beautiful houses of the Qajar era in Tehran can be mentioned. It has all the elements of Qajar architecture and decoration. Built in 1172, this building dates back to the early days of Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar, and is marked on the map of the Safavid Fence as the Garden of the French Minister of Autonomy. The building area is 3200 meters and it is an example of a Qajar dynasty.

Nasir al-Dawlah's house is built on two floors and includes various areas such as the king, carriage house and the main building. Owned by its unique architectural structure and decorative elements, it is among the most complete historic houses in Tehran, as it is the only house with all its superb architectural features, with all the additions of a traditional Iranian home.

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