Arapi family house (Prizren)

Status

Type of Protection: Inventorised Date of Protection: 04.04.2003

Type of Protection: Inventorised Date of Protection: 2003

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 2014-2015

History

Arapi family house is located in Zone of Historic Centre in Prizren, in the of Sarac neighbourhood, with the front part oriented towards south. The house is built in the second half of the XIX century and served for housing at all times. Foundations and walls of the ground floor in height of 1-1.5m are built of river stones linked with limestone mortar, while the rest is f mud linked with horizontal timber where the wall thickness is up to 80cm. Floor walls are built with bondruck system filled with mud, linked with clay mortar, with holder wall thickness to 65cm, while the partition walls up to 20 cm. Constructions within interstitial space and roof are made of wood. The roof is two guttered covered with traditional tiles. Doors and windows are made of wood. The house has rectangular layout. It is two-story, built in the form of symmetrical type stall. Access to the house is from the street through the large wooden door. Entering into the house is through open porch. On the porch, in the middle of the floor is closed corner with five windows in front. On the porch, rooms and corner are immovable devices, decorative attics, wood wardrobe cabinets, old style wardrobe shelves, with “trabozane” stairs, shelves, chimney “çymlekllëk” bathroom ‘hamamxhik” etc., as well as movable devices, copper pots, burning pot etc. Attic of a room on floor is specific and made of a combination of wood and plaster (stucco). The field is coloured blue. In the middle is an octagonal-shaped rosette, decorated with floral ornaments. The yard garden is arranged, including the mutfak – outside kitchen Today the house is still habitable.

References

Unique number: 000582

Name: Arapi family house

Class: Monument

Institution: RCCH - Prizren

Location

Country: Kosovo

Municipality: Prizren

City/Village: Prizren

Locality:

Postal Code: 20000

Name of Street: “Saraçët”

Functional type and dating

Type:Arkitektuale - ENG

Period: Ottoman

Century: 19th

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