You will easily find it in the lower part of the old town, just before the Ethnographic Museum. Built between the end of the 17th and the beginning of the 18th century, then modified in 1827, this traditional house with 64 windows was inhabited by the same family until its transformation into an ethnographic museum between 1984 and 1992. It has since been occupied again by its former owners. The facade differs from the traditional houses of Gjirokastra: hazelnut side beams placed in the walls to reinforce the structure in case of earthquake, a window and a slot in the corner to supply and check the level of the water tank. The 130,000-litre water tank not only met the water needs of the residents, but also provided freshness to the food supply in the room next door. On the ground floor is the vaulted stone cellar, then above it is the kitchen, also vaulted, this structure giving more solidity to the whole building. This house surprises by its elements of comfort, very modern for the XIXth c. with nine fireplaces and, above all, its six toilets (a real luxury still today in Albania!). Some rooms even have, hidden in galleries (mafil) and cupboards (musandra) a small hamam and storage space for sheets and blankets. The covered balcony (couch) which offers a beautiful view of the city communicates with all the rooms upstairs. The guest room (oda e miqve), the largest room in the house, has 15 windows, some with stained-glass pellets. Formerly used for engagement ceremonies, it is charged with nuptial symbols: two wooden ceilings carved in the shape of roses (usually only one) to represent the union of two families, and, on the fireplace, which has kept its original decoration, frescoes illustrating pomegranates and pomegranate flowers, reputed in the region to bring good luck to the children to come, as well as candles and candleholders to bring prosperity to the whole new family. The storage gallery has been closed by a bay window (originally a wooden openwork grille) since the house was turned into a museum. Finally, in the kitchen: all the utensils, such as the coffee roasting machine, were used until the 2000s by the owners
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