Kholle House

Kholle House

Kholle House in the heart of Stone Town is an historical and authentic house build in 1860 which belonged to Princess Kholle, sister of Sultan Sayyid bin Bargash and Selme. The house has probably been there just as a showcase from their crystal collection and porcelain. After the revolution in 1964 the house was confiscated and occupied by several families, this period caused a big damage to the house.

Three years of restoration has bring us the pleasure to present our town beloved house, the work done in connection with historical monuments and in full respect with the construction methods in the time (coral rubble, lime, mangrove beams, marble…). With a noble and austere façade the building is typically Omani Arabic style while the garden has more Indo-Victorian fantasy rhythms. This style is featured on the covers of the old dispensary which faces Kholle House and was restored by the Aga Khan Foundation. 

Website: www.khollehouse.com