„Kulla‟ of Jashar Pasha (Peja)

Status

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: Nr i ven 610/55

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

History

At the centre of the city, namely at the extended part of Bazaar, in the second part of XIX century, in 1850, Haxhi Zeka began construction of guest house, after 1902, the construction was continued by his brother's son Jashar Pasha. The guest house of Jashar Pasha represents a developed example of domestic residence, part of a complex with the mansion “Kulla” of Haxhi Zeka. The current building is a reconstruction of the old guest house, which was built on the base of the stone wall, with beams, with thick earth-brick walls in the "bondruk" system. The house has basic dimensions of: 19.50 X 13.80 m. In compositional view the house is distinguished with the presence of a half floor in the form of in the form of “sutereni” with three alcoves and two floors with a central hallway and two corners in the second floor. The half-floor has three entrances while to get access to the upper floors there is a distinguished main entrance with a kind of porch under the corner of the upper floor. Both floors are developed around an irregular hall, the first floor has three rooms and a corner while the upper floor is reached through lateral stairway to which the hall is reduced in support of a room. Each room has the heater, the bath “hamamxhik” and wooden storerooms. In view decoration, the second floor is distinguished with ceilings and alcoves made of hand-carved wood. The guest house has also, the so called “aschihan” an opened kitchen (syndyrme) and the porch. This serves for food preparation. The building was used by the family until 1999, when it was burned down by Serb forces. After the war the building has gained restoration priority and since 2008 it is being restored. It was completed in 2011.

References

Unique number: 002080

Name: „Kulla‟ of Jashar Pasha

Class: Monument

Institution: RCCH - Pejë

Location

Country: Kosovo

Municipality: Peja

City/Village: City-Village: Peja

Locality: Peja

Postal Code: 30000

Name of Street: Adresa:Jashar Pasha nr. 14 Pejë

Functional type and dating

Type:Arkitektuale - ENG

Period: Modern

Century: 19th

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