Storied 19th-century Residence in Tbilisi

Storied 19th-century Residence in Tbilisi

As one would expect, the residential houses belonging to citizens of varying social classes in 19th century Georgia differed from each other. That said, the architecture of such buildings do share common features: an emphasis on identity and a European-style appearance.

The History of the Building

The residential house at St. Abo Tbileli st. N6 was originally built in the 19th century on the old ruins of a previous building.

Architecture of the Building

The building was presumably one-story, before the addition of a second floor. The facades were first decorated with traditional wooden balconies, while later a curved mezzanine with a rickety balcony was also added.

The entrance to the house, that connected to the apartment on the second floor, was built at the beginning of the 20th century.

This new part of the house, with an artistically valuable facade, a door, a decorative stair railing, and a fence, was all made in a modernist style.

Due to the complex techniques and creativity required to build them, the modernist-style buildings across Europe as well as the rest of the world primarily belonged to members of the high social class. But in Georgia the demand for such buildings was such that, in addition to the rich, even ordinary citizens tried to follow the trend.

This house confirms such popular clamor, as it displays the exquisite taste of locals, as well as the creative talents and professionalism of the craftsmen who made it.

The Building Today

This house still serves as a residential building and is home to several families, with the modernist entrance only used by residents of the second floor.

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