A sign on one of the external walls of the Borujerdi House - this historical house is located on Alavi Street

A sign on one of the external walls of the Borujerdi House - this historical house is located on Alavi Street

Entrance door of the Borujerdi House - this house was built in the 19th century (1859)

Entrance door of the Borujerdi House - this house was built in the 19th century (1859)

A skylight in the reception area (ticket office) of the Borujerdi House

A skylight in the reception area (ticket office) of the Borujerdi House

Then a small corridor leads to the open courtyard of this mansion - this house was built by architect Ustad Ali Maryam, for the bride of Haji Mehdi Borujerdi

Then a small corridor leads to the open courtyard of this mansion - this house was built by architect Ustad Ali Maryam, for the bride of Haji Mehdi Borujerdi

Pool and courtyard of the Borujedi House - the bride came from the rich family of Tabatabaei, whom they had built Tabatabae House earlier

Pool and courtyard of the Borujedi House - the bride came from the rich family of Tabatabaei, whom they had built Tabatabae House earlier

One of the condition set for this marriage was to construct a house as beautiful as The Tabatabaei House

One of the condition set for this marriage was to construct a house as beautiful as The Tabatabaei House

Southern facade of the Borujerdi House - this part of the mansion is built on a raised platform

Southern facade of the Borujerdi House - this part of the mansion is built on a raised platform

Trees and plants in the courtyard of the house

Trees and plants in the courtyard of the house

Fish in the pool - there is also reflection of a tree, sun and a wondering cloud in the water

Fish in the pool - there is also reflection of a tree, sun and a wondering cloud in the water

In the middle of this photo, a wind tower can be seen - three of them were built to cool the building in the summer

In the middle of this photo, a wind tower can be seen - three of them were built to cool the building in the summer

When southern section is approached, it looks very small but once inside, the vastness and beauty of this building is fully revealed

When southern section is approached, it looks very small but once inside, the vastness and beauty of this building is fully revealed

Main reception area of the house - most of the times it was used for the visting guests

Main reception area of the house - most of the times it was used for the visting guests

Stucco work on the walls of the Borujerdi House - it is said that it took 25-150 workers, around 18 years to complete this building

Stucco work on the walls of the Borujerdi House - it is said that it took 25-150 workers, around 18 years to complete this building

A skylight in the southern section of the house

A skylight in the southern section of the house

A beautifully adorned ceiling of the hall on the southern side

A beautifully adorned ceiling of the hall on the southern side

Another view of the ceiling - this part of the house was used for various celebrations

Another view of the ceiling - this part of the house was used for various celebrations

Skylights allow plenty of natural sunshine into the building - it is belived that this part was used mostly in the winter months

Skylights allow plenty of natural sunshine into the building - it is belived that this part was used mostly in the winter months

This once private house is now open to public and it offers a unique insight into the Iranian achitecture

This once private house is now open to public and it offers a unique insight into the Iranian achitecture

Wall paintings were created by the royal painter Kamal-ol-Molk

Wall paintings were created by the royal painter Kamal-ol-Molk

Upper windows of the hall on the southern side of the Borujerdi House

Upper windows of the hall on the southern side of the Borujerdi House

This mansion offers plenty of space, natural light and beauty to its visitors

This mansion offers plenty of space, natural light and beauty to its visitors

Collection of books (for sale) beside one of the walls of the reception hall

Collection of books (for sale) beside one of the walls of the reception hall

Looking back at the northern section of the building - note the reflection of 40m tall wind tower in the water

Looking back at the northern section of the building - note the reflection of 40m tall wind tower in the water

The basement of the Borujerdi House - cool air flows from the wind tower into this basement and it reduces the temperature in the summer

The basement of the Borujerdi House - cool air flows from the wind tower into this basement and it reduces the temperature in the summer

A wooden water wheel was used to fetch water from the reservoir

A wooden water wheel was used to fetch water from the reservoir

The House is famous for its unusual shaped wind towers which are made of stone, brick, sun baked bricks and a composition of clay, straw and mortar

The House is famous for its unusual shaped wind towers which are made of stone, brick, sun baked bricks and a composition of clay, straw and mortar

Northern part of the mansion - this building had gone through a recent renovation

Northern part of the mansion - this building had gone through a recent renovation

There were 3 entrances in total, and all the classic signatures of traditional Persian residential architecture, such as biruni (outer) and indaruni (inner)

There were 3 entrances in total, and all the classic signatures of traditional Persian residential architecture, such as biruni (outer) and indaruni (inner)

This section of the building was hidden away with a closed door, I pushed the door and found it to be opened

This section of the building was hidden away with a closed door, I pushed the door and found it to be opened

It was being used as an office - I asked for the photo permission and staff were more than happy to oblige it

It was being used as an office - I asked for the photo permission and staff were more than happy to oblige it

Ceiling was decorated with small mirrors and it was also used to create patterns

Ceiling was decorated with small mirrors and it was also used to create patterns

Interior of the office building inside the Borujerdi House

Interior of the office building inside the Borujerdi House

Stucco work combined with glass and the white plaster

Stucco work combined with glass and the white plaster

One of the skylights in the northern section of the building

One of the skylights in the northern section of the building

This wall shows typical Persian interior with paintings

This wall shows typical Persian interior with paintings