Stone Mansion of Isuf Sadiku (Gjakova)


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


Stone mansion located in the Nivokaz village and was built in the XIX century. It belongs to the type of three-story stone mansions (typical for Dukagjini valley) and it mainly served for housing. The stone mansion is made of the stone material in foundations and the walls. The largest surface area of the walls is made from irregularly shaped river stones except corners of stone mansion gallery (dyshekllyk), which are made of hewn stone. Internal walls - partitions are made of wood with vertical stiff. Structure of the interstitial space is made of oak wood, with floors made of wood panels. The roof is also made of wooden beams and rafters covered with Mediterranean tiles. Originally, the roof was covered with traditional tiles which were replaced with ordinary tiles after conservation- restoration works carried out in 2014. The shelter is made up of two Ancak exits with stone slabs up to 20 cm. Ground floor as is commonly used as a cowshed, the first floor of the house for residential purposes while the second floor consists of guests chambers of and “dyshekllyk”, were destined for the reception of guests. Door openings are preserved except three of them were replaced. During the works mentioned above, numerous damages were repaired on the outer walls whilst no interventions were made to the interior of the stone mansion. Therefore, attic, floors, votra, stairs and “dyshekllyk” are in the condition as they were at the beginning.


Unique number: 003497

Name: Stone Mansion of Isuf Sadiku

Class: Monument

Institution: RCCH - Gjakovë


Country: Kosovo

Municipality: Gjakova

City/Village: Nivokaz village -Gjakova

Locality: Nivokaz village

Postal Code: 50000

Name of Street: Fshati Nivokaz

Functional type and dating

Type:Arkitektuale - ENG

Period: Ottoman

Century: 19th

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