Stone mansion of Ibish Alia (Gjakova)

Status

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: Tetor-2012, Tetor 2013,-Tetor 2014

History

The stone mansion is located in the Brovina village and is one of stone mansions with the most magnificent appearance of all premises of this type. Stone mansion was built in the Xix century and belongs to the type of stone mansions within Dukagjini valley. The stone mansion served for residential and fortification purposes. The stone mansion is built on three floors. It has stone foundations, all the walls are of 70 cm from stone, construction within interstitial space is made of wooden beams with large dimensions, the floor is paved with planks, and roof structure is made of wood. Stones of the premise are glued with lime mortar. From the main road, on the third floor we have the open gallery “dyshekllyk”, the corner of the stone mansion made of hewn stone and small windows with circular end. Stone gallery dyshekllyk shows that the stone mansion belongs to the later period, since the beginning of the gallery “dyshekllyk” were made of wood. The corners of the stone mansion are made of hewn stone, while the rest of the walls are made of river stones of different shapes and sizes. Many of the windows now are of bigger size due to lighting, so their present form is not the original. At the roof of the main street, we have a skylight (exit to the roof). The main entrance to the stone mansion is from the yard. The other special part of this stone mansion compared with other stone mansions is the annex of the entrance, consisting of a small gate and the big gate (big gate - which served for entrance of agricultural equipment and carts). The gates are made of hewn stones and ending with arches that give the stone mansion a magnificent view from the main road. Roof of stone mansion and of the portal is covered with traditional tiles.

References

Unique number: 003495

Name: Stone mansion of Ibish Alia

Class: Monument

Institution: RCCH - Gjakovë

Location

Country: Kosovo

Municipality: Gjakova

City/Village: Brovina Village-Gjakova

Locality: Brovina Village

Postal Code: 50000

Name of Street: Fshati Brovinë

Functional type and dating

Type:Arkitektuale - ENG

Period: Ottoman

Century: 19th

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