Oldest house in Tbilisi under the threat of collapsing
14 October, 2014
On a crossing between Dadiani and Asatiani streets, a small house with round balconies has been retaining the look and atmosphere of Old Tbilisi for almost two centuries. At first glance, it is simply an old two-storey house. But in reality it is the oldest house in Tbilisi, and it has had tenants even to this day. Neither its architect nor the exact date of its construction is known, but by estimates, the house dates back to 1830.
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Arched windows and doors, cupboards embedded into walls and fireplaces that remain perfectly functional to this day. The house has changed hands many times, but not a single one of them has changed the interior design.
However, moisture has eroded brick pillars of the house’s cellar, and according to Otar Kharazishvili, one of the house’s inhabitants, the antique building could collapse at any moment.
By Tornike Kajrishvili, Giorgi Shekiladze