Katarina Josipi House (Prizren)


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


Kate Dulaj, otherwise known as Katarina Josipi, was born in 1928 and lived in Zym for 5 years. She was the first Albanian actress in Prishtina National Theatre, where she worked for 20 years, since 1949. She died in 1969 and buried in the village Shengjergj. The House of Katarina Josipi, owned by Dulaj family property is located in the northwest of the village Zym in Hasi region, Prizren, Berisha neighbourhood. It was built in the XIX century and served for housing at all times. It is built on steep ground, basement and ground floor. It belongs to the type of houses with wood lobby, which lies in a part of the facade of the floor. Foundations, basement walls and holding walls of ground floor are built of local stone, of rectangular shape, with different sizes linked with clay mortar. Stabilizing and strengthening horizontal walls is made by beams of wood, timber. Partition walls of the ground floor are made of wood basket filled with mud and traditional rod-shaped locks, filled and rendered with clay mortar. Inner surface of the wall is plastered and whitewashed. Constructions within interstitial space and roof are made with wooden beam. Three guttered roof is covered with stone slabs, which is characteristic of this region. Doors and windows are wooden. Fire room with fireplace is located in the basement. In the ground floor, there is a corridor in the form of porch and 3 rooms, out of which one is the guestroom. 2 corn barns were placed in the lobby later on. In the upper part, porch has a layoutk with profiled cushions. In the interior, there are profiled pillows, attics, 1 wooden cupboards, shelves, stack ovens, barns, grain, corgi, wood pot, earth pots /, jerry /, container and copper pot, tables etc. The house yard link to complex of buildings of Dulaj family: house built in 1962, the remains of the shed and several stone objects. Today the house is under restoration and is expected to be converted into a museum.


Unique number: 003426

Name: Katarina Josipi House

Class: Monument

Institution: RCCH - Prizren


Country: Kosovo

Municipality: Prizren

City/Village: Zym (Hasi region)


Postal Code: 25010

Name of Street: Fshati Zym- Rajoni i Hasit

Functional type and dating

Type:Arkitektuale - ENG

Period: Ottoman

Century: 19th

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