Ymer Prizreni’s house (Prizren)


Type of Protection: Inventorised Date of Protection: 2003

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


Ymer Prizreni’s House is located in the south-eastern part of the city, in the Zone of Historic Centre in Prizren. It is located in the Rahlin neighbourhood, with the front oriented towards south. Near the house, there is a traditional house of Mustafa Drini, other residential houses and Monumental Complex of Albanian League of Prizren. The house was built in the second half of the XIX century and served for housing at all times. The house has rectangular layout built on the floor, in asymmetric form. Access is made from the street, through the front door or wooden entrance gate, where over this space is a barn place. Constructions of walls on the ground floor, with thickness of 90 cm and floor, with a thickness of 20 cm are built of mud. While the constructions within interstitial space and roof is made of wooden logs. Specific is the attic of a room upstairs, where according to the owners is supposedly made by Ymer Prizreni himself, with plaster, with floral motifs and blue colouring. Doors and windows are wooden. Roof is two guttered covered with tiles. In the interior, there are immovable devices: decorative attic, simple attic, shelves, columns, musandra, old style cupboards, bathrooms floor and ground floor, couches and wooden hangers, stove / fireplace / and bathroom boiler made of copper. Movable devices: wooden crates and dining table, carpet, stone churn, drum, cauldron and big copper pan. Within the house, there is a small yard, closed Jazi area, tap, barn, a house built in the XX century, as well as barns, which is part of the volume of the house and has access from the backyard, specifically near the entry gate Today the house is in process of restoration. The house has special historical significance, because Ymer Prizreni used to live and acted there, president of the League of Prizren. The interior of the house has original objects made in architectural and artistic way.


Unique number: 000510

Name: Ymer Prizreni’s house

Class: Monument

Institution: RCCH - Prizren


Country: Kosovo

Municipality: Prizren

City/Village: Prizren

Locality: Rahlin neighbourhood

Postal Code: 20000

Name of Street: “Ardian Zurnaxhiu” nr. 22

Functional type and dating

Type:Arkitektuale - ENG

Period: Ottoman


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