View from inside one of several courtyards of the House.
Detail of a wall carvings.
The Abbasi House (Persian: خانهٔ عباسیها Khāneh-ye 'Abbāsihā) is a large traditional historical house located in Kashan, Isfahan Province, Iran.
Built during the late 18th century, the house is a beautiful example of Kashan's residential architecture. Other such notable houses, such as the Tabātabāei House, are located nearby.
Said to have been the property of a famous cleric, the Abbāsi house has six courtyards that would fit the needs of different families. One of the chambers has a ceiling designed with mirror pieces so as to give the impression of a starry sky under the nocturnal glitter of candlelight. Secret passageways were also built into the house, perhaps designed for the escape in times of invasion and emergencies.