The Shapoori House in Iran’s southern city of Shiraz has been built more than 80 years ago in the early years of the Pahlavi dynasty.

Constructed in the style of the Qajar architecture, Shapoori House is one of the first buildings of its age that was designed and built on the basis of a free approach to architecture.

The two-storey building has an area of 840 square metres, located in a field covering 4,635 square metres. Shapoori House has been inscribed on the list of the Iranian national heritage sites.

The building was constructed by Master Abul-Qassem, a renowned architect from Shiraz, between 1931 and 1936. The house belonged to Abdul-Saheb Shapoori, a wealthy merchant from the city of Kazeroun.

The big house was inhabited by the Shapoori family until the 1990s before it was left empty for a couple of years. In 2000, the Cultural Heritage Organization of Fars Province bought the house and included it on the list of national heritage sites.

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