Introduction to Yasin Historical House
Kashan is one of the oldest cities in Iran, where kings had always been considering in the Safavid era and is best known for its historic houses, the masterpieces of Persian architecture. One of the historical houses belongs to the 13th century AH, is in the neighborhood behind Mashhad Street, named Yasin Historical House.
History of Yasin Historical House
The construction of Al-Yasin House narrates an audible and fascinating story. Moreover, the house is known as a monument with a delicate and artistic architecture of the Qajar period. The mansion was built by Mohammad Shah Qajar’s order 150 to 200 years ago, for one of the 13th-century scholars named Seyyed Mohammad Taqi Hosseini Alam and inherited by Nizam al-Din Mujtahid Kashani or Al-e Yasin, who was the first ambassador of Kashan in the National Assembly, after the constitutional movement.
That is why the house became known and endured as Al-e Yasin’s. The function of Al-Yasin House was residential until 1986, but it was sold to the municipality in 1991 and renovated between 1996-1997. The historic house belongs to Kashan Municipality’s Deputy for Civil Engineering and is open to the public.
Architecture of Yasin Historical House
The residence’s architectural style is the garden pit, and there are two stages called Sheikh Nashin or Pir Neshin next to the entrance door. The architectural intelligence of the house shows itself upon entering and passing through the Hashti (Persian entrance space). Passing through the Hashti, you will reach an indoor space with several rooms around and a water pool in the middle. Evoking a sense of freshness, the place is called the spring house or the building’s outer, where, used to be the guests and travelers’ accommodation. On the other hand, the inner part contains a large yard with ornamental ponds and gardens. The right section of the inner courtyard, where placed under sunshine, is the winter residence, and the left side is the summer residence of Al-Yasin house. There is a veranda called Shahneshin, under which there is the main crypt of the house to enjoy its cool air in summer.
Details & Embellishments
The facade decorations on the summer portico are made in Yazdi-Bandi style. Furthermore, several cellars connect to windbreaks and draw cool air in different parts of the house. The Gereh-Chini (Girih tiles) of the building along with Mogharnas, plastering, and paintings, is a complete artwork of the house’s architect that has left a glorious picture of art and beauty. The thatched surfaces of the walls are another feature of such a house.
Al-e Yasin Historical House conveys a piece of ancient lifestyle because it once witnessed these events. The marvelous and spectacular mansion represents magnificent scenery for visitors in autumn as it turns orange in this season, depicting deciduous trees. In spring, it turns green and colourful, blooms, and shines like a brilliant diamond in Kashan on all days of the year.