Aghazadeh House - Abarkooh


Aghazadeh Historical House: The only house in the world with two-story windcatchers!

Among all the houses built throughout history, some of them are so beautiful and spectacular that even after centuries they mesmerize every visitor. The two cities of Kashan and Yazd are great options for visiting historical houses.

Aghazadeh house in Abarkooh is one of the beautiful historical houses in Abarkooh city in Yazd province. This amazing old house has the most beautiful two-story windcatchers in Iran, and this is one of the reasons why this house is so distinguished and outstanding. These windcatchers are so important that you can see their image on 2000 Toman paper money.


Aghazadeh Historical House in Abarkooh has good facilities, including restaurants, cafes and parking lots that you can use while visiting. In addition to this, Aghazadeh house complex in Abarkooh includes two large hotels named Hosseini Doost House and Mousavi House, which you can have a memorable experience of spending a night in a historical house. Other facilities of this historical complex include free internet, restaurant, coffee shop, bathroom, bed service, bathroom and more.

By going to Aghazadeh house complex in Abarkooh, you will encounter a series of historical houses, each of which has its own application; the house is also located near the famous 4,500-year-old Abarkooh cedar, which can be reached in 3 minutes by car. This historical complex includes 5 houses named Hosseini Doust, Mousavi, Gabri, Seyed Ali Agha and Aghazadeh; all of these houses are located on the same alley, and today each has its own uses and somehow hosts its own visitors.

Aghazadeh house architecture:

The main house is a two-story building and, like other houses in the complex, local materials such as clay and brick are used. In addition to house decorations, the doors and windows are made of wood and gypsum mortar has been used for plastering. The entrance of the building is located on the northwest side of the house and there is a way to the corner of the yard through a corridor. The rooms and different parts of the house are built in three sides of the courtyard, and like all the historical houses that have been built in the desert area; there is a Iranian–style stone Howz (pool) in the middle of it. The interesting thing to know about the construction of these houses is that they used to build rooms in three sides or directions so that they could change their residence in the direction of good sun radiation in different seasons.

In this 400-year-old historical house, there is an underground structure that has been carved and built by hand and, according to local people living in the city of Abarkooh, the underground of this old house is located on a stone bed; In addition, there are parts in Abarkooh that have been stone-carved and built by hand, like Meymand village in Kerman province.

Windcatchers of Aghazadeh house:

The windcatchers of Aghazadeh house in Abarkooh are of great value and importance. Windcatchers are basically towers that were built in desert areas to ventilate the rooms of the house and have different types in terms of architecture, appearance and function. The windcatchers of Aghazadeh house are built on top of the main hall and on two floors. This sets it apart from many other desert houses. This beautiful windcather is 18 meters high and has an area of 18 square meters and 19 air flow control valves. It is interesting to know that these windcatchers are made to such an extent accurate that even when the wind is not blowing, the ventilation of the rooms is done well, and the upper and lower windcatchers are completely in harmony with each other.

Kolah Farangi mansion in Aghazadeh house:

In Aghazadeh house in Abarkooh, there is a small building with beautiful decorations called Kolah Farangi, which dates back to the Qajar period. The architectural style of this building is a combination of Iranian and European architecture of that time. Aghazadeh’s Kolah Farangi Mansion is located on the roof of the main hall, right next to the windcatcher, and forms the roof of the main Panjdari (a traditional element of vernacular Persian architecture). The architectural structure of this mansion is octagonal and each side has a window with colored glass and is designed in such a way that it transmits the most sun light to the main hall.