The 150-year-old Lari House, built in 19th century by Hadji Mohammad Ibrahim Lari, is one of the best-preserved Qajar-era houses in Yazd. The family used this building as a house for Dervishes of the Ne’mat-o-Allahi order in the past.
The badgirs, traditional doors, stained-glass windows, elegant archways and alcoves mark it out as one of the city’s grandest homes. The merchant family who built it have long gone, and it is now home to architecture students and cultural heritage officers. It has a charming atmosphere with a large pool in the central courtyard over which sits a huge, gently disintegrating wooden takht (Throne).