Entrance of the Tabatabaei House is located beside the mausoleum of Sultan Amir Ahmad

Entrance of the Tabatabaei House is located beside the mausoleum of Sultan Amir Ahmad

Main door of the Tabatabaei House bearing a plaque with the name

Main door of the Tabatabaei House bearing a plaque with the name

This section of this historical house was being used as the ticket office

This section of this historical house was being used as the ticket office

From the ticket office, stairs lead to upper areas of the house but access was closed for the visitors

From the ticket office, stairs lead to upper areas of the house but access was closed for the visitors

A model of Tabatabaei House - Kashan

A model of Tabatabaei House - Kashan

Winter rooms start right beside the ticket office - these rooms have low ceiling in order to heat them easily

Winter rooms start right beside the ticket office - these rooms have low ceiling in order to heat them easily

Doors of the winter rooms - these doors open into a courtyard

Doors of the winter rooms - these doors open into a courtyard

A central courtayard of the Tabatabaei House with the twin pools in the middle

A central courtayard of the Tabatabaei House with the twin pools in the middle

Kashan is known for having many historical houses but Tabatabaei House is one of the best in the city

Kashan is known for having many historical houses but Tabatabaei House is one of the best in the city

This house was built around 1840 for Seyyed Jafar Tabatabaei

This house was built around 1840 for Seyyed Jafar Tabatabaei

Beautiful interior of the Tabatabaei House which incluse the work of stained glass windows

Beautiful interior of the Tabatabaei House which incluse the work of stained glass windows

This house is close to 5000 square meters thus making it one of the largest in Kashan

This house is close to 5000 square meters thus making it one of the largest in Kashan

Tabatabaei House has stone reliefs, fine stucco and wonderful mirrors

Tabatabaei House has stone reliefs, fine stucco and wonderful mirrors

A decorated ceiling in one of the rooms

A decorated ceiling in one of the rooms

Tabatabaei family had very successful carpet business in Kashan and they spent their fortune to build this beautiful house

Tabatabaei family had very successful carpet business in Kashan and they spent their fortune to build this beautiful house

Tabatabaei House has 40 rooms,4 courtyards,3 Badgirs and basements

Tabatabaei House has 40 rooms,4 courtyards,3 Badgirs and basements

Ceiling of one of the rooms - these rooms have high roofs to allow more light into the house

Ceiling of one of the rooms - these rooms have high roofs to allow more light into the house

This part of the house has open roof and rooms are built around it

This part of the house has open roof and rooms are built around it

Attention to details is one of basic elements in this house

Attention to details is one of basic elements in this house

Details of the art work on the walls of the Tabatabaei House

Details of the art work on the walls of the Tabatabaei House

Stairs lead to the first floor of the house where stables are located

Stairs lead to the first floor of the house where stables are located

This door was locked probably this is where horses were brought in

This door was locked probably this is where horses were brought in

Interior of the stables

Interior of the stables

One thing which surprised me was that stables were built on the first floor - may be a ramp was used to bring the animals here

One thing which surprised me was that stables were built on the first floor - may be a ramp was used to bring the animals here

Summer rooms of the Tabatabaei House - these rooms have high ceilings to allow more light and air into the building

Summer rooms of the Tabatabaei House - these rooms have high ceilings to allow more light and air into the building

A sideview of the courtyard - this house has four courtyards in total

A sideview of the courtyard - this house has four courtyards in total

Basement was used for the storage of the food because temperature was lower here as compared to the other parts of the house

Basement was used for the storage of the food because temperature was lower here as compared to the other parts of the house

Walls beisde the stairs leading into the basement - graffiti is visible on the mud walls

Walls beisde the stairs leading into the basement - graffiti is visible on the mud walls

Basement (storage area) of the Tabatabaei House

Basement (storage area) of the Tabatabaei House

Toilet were very basics in those days, probably water was brought here in mashkeezas (jugs)

Toilet were very basics in those days, probably water was brought here in mashkeezas (jugs)

A wooden support for one of the mud walls in the courtyard

A wooden support for one of the mud walls in the courtyard

Repair work was being carried out when I visited this house - mud (clay) was a preferred material because it doesn't heat up that quickly in the summer

Repair work was being carried out when I visited this house - mud (clay) was a preferred material because it doesn't heat up that quickly in the summer

Ustad Ali Maryam designed this house who was also responsible for the construction of the Borujerdis House

Ustad Ali Maryam designed this house who was also responsible for the construction of the Borujerdis House

A pleasant green space inside the Tabatabaei House

A pleasant green space inside the Tabatabaei House

This house has been renovated in the past but due to it's large size repairs are carried out from time to time

This house has been renovated in the past but due to it's large size repairs are carried out from time to time

Facade of the Tabatabaei House

Facade of the Tabatabaei House

These stairs lead to the badgir (wind catcher)

These stairs lead to the badgir (wind catcher)

Badgirs catch air and then circulate it through the house

Badgirs catch air and then circulate it through the house

Workers are carrying out renovation work in one of the courtyards of the house

Workers are carrying out renovation work in one of the courtyards of the house

Recently restored prats of the house

Recently restored prats of the house

This room was used for the prayers, locally it is known as Namaz Khane

This room was used for the prayers, locally it is known as Namaz Khane

Two badgirs are seen beside the main facade

Two badgirs are seen beside the main facade

This is the central garden of the house

This is the central garden of the house

It was the winter season so there was very little activity in the garden

It was the winter season so there was very little activity in the garden