Stone mansion “Kulla” of Xhelë Hajdini (Gjilan)

Status

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: Tetor 2012

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 01.10.2014

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 09.10.2015

History

The stone mansion “kulla” of Xhelë Hajdni is located in the village of Terziaj, municipality of Gjilan, which was built in 1947. The stone mansion has had and currently has the residential function. It has two floors, the ground floor and the first floor which was added in 1950. The building belongs to a vernacular technique and is made of hewn stones and less hewn stones, wood, mud mortar and roof tiles. Windows are small in a rectangular format made of wood. The characteristic of this stone mansion is that the walls don’t have beams. The ground floor has a hallway and two alcoves. One alcove, the one in the left of the hall, was used as fire room. There are two windows, and the light penetrates quite well, while the alcoveto the right is divided by the wall made of earth bricks and has only one window, with a little light, and it was used for the living room. The vertical connection with floor was realized through the exterior wooden stairs, with separate cover. A balcony on the front of the house connects with the four rooms of the floor. Three of them are big ones, while one is smaller. The small one served as a storage room or cellar. This room gives the floor the extended L-shape. Three other rooms, one after another, served for sleeping. The first room has two windows, while three others have only one window each. Two out of three rooms that are in a linear position have drains (sewer), while the middle one doesn’t have. However, all three rooms have chimneys. Their flooring is made of thick oak planks, that are quite strong, even today. The rooms have a more elevated floor than the balcony floor. The dividing walls of the rooms, besides the perimeter wall, are made of earth-bricks and clay mortar. The hipped roof, is covered with roof tiles.

References

Unique number: 000338

Name: Stone mansion “Kulla” of Xhelë Hajdini

Class: Monument

Institution: RCCH - Gjilan

Location

Country: Kosovo

Municipality: Gjilan

City/Village: Terziaj

Locality: Terziaj -Karadak

Postal Code: 60000

Name of Street:

Functional type and dating

Type:Arkitektuale - ENG

Period: Modern

Century: 20th

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