Hor Yarkandi House

This mid-20th century house is located in THF's Stagopilog model conservation street. It is being rehabilitated with 50% co-financing by the owner, the descendent of a family that migrated into Ladakh from Yarkand in China over 100 years ago. Because the house was built taller than the nearby Stupa gate, people believe a curse befell the family and the house was abandoned. It was rehabilitated minus the top floor.

Hanupa Tsering Dorje, Jamyang Tarchin (masons and chief builders), Tsering Dorje (carpenter). Planning and supervision: Urte Brandes, Andreas Catanese, Konchok Rafstan with some input by Pimpim de Azevedo and André Alexander.

THF - Hor Yarkandi HouseReconstruction of the collapsed third floor (the fourth will not be rebuild so the house is not taller than the stupa gate).

Tibet Heritage Fund: Hor Yarkandi HouseCarpenter Tsering Dorje working on the windows of the reconstructed thrid floor - view of the south elevation next to the Stagopilog Stupa gate.

Tibet Heritage Fund: Hor Yarkandi HouseNorth elevation with entrance shortly before completion of the work September 18 2006.

Hor Yarkandi HouseMason Sonam Dorje taking a break from plastering the characteristic Tibetan-style black window frames.

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