Shapouri House Location
Shapouri House is in downtown Shiraz, Fars Province, Iran, in an old neighborhood known as Anvari. Located in Karim Khan Zand Blvd and on Anvari St. Vakil Mosque and Bazaar, Karim Khan Citadel and Shah-e Cheragh Holy Shrine are in walking distance of the House.
Opposite Ahli Street in Anvari Avenue, one of the central districts in Shiraz, there is a beautiful garden and a magnificent monument which is called Shapoori house. In the Garden, you can find many trees and flowers such as Cedar, maple, plane, fig, pomegranate, orangery, palm, rose and geranium. All altogether with the colors and lights, make the ambience of Shapouri House delightful and memorable.
If choose not to eat at Shapouri House, you should pay a small entrance fee to visit the house and its beautiful garden. Don’t forget your camera. The house and its garden are wonderful places for photography.
History of Shapouri House
This mansion was registered as a national building in 2000 with registration number 2781. Shapouri mansion was designed by Abol-Ghasem Mohandesi and built between 1930 and 1935; the owner was Abdolsaheb Shapuori. This building is unique and very innovative. The historical house of Shapouri belongs to the early Pahlavi dynasty in Persia (Iran) in 1925. This nice house is recorded as an Iranian national monument.
Shapouri Pavilion and Garden or Shapouri House sold to Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran was reconstructed in 2008 and since then it has been used as museum and restaurant with a capacity of 150 people. Its rooms are suitable for meeting of up to 20 people. Booking a table on the balcony and watching the view from the 2nd floor, especially at night, is the best choice.
Architectural Point of View
As a two-floor house built in a 4635 square meter garden, Shapoori House is different from other historical buildings of the region in that it has a balcony with 14 pillars, an innovation new to Iranian architecture at the time. Entering the garden, the big Iranian pool, colorful balcony, wall paintings at top of the stairs, the mirror work, stucco, hand painted walls and traditional decorations, together create a breathtaking scene.
Shapouri House and Garden are precious examples of their time and represent the innovation and creativity of plans, facades and structures. The innovations applied on the structure of this garden have turned it into an Iranian-European garden.
Some of the invaluable features of Shapouri House are the western (major) facade decorations, circular and designed gaseous columns, tiling’s with Archaemenids designs on the upper porch.