Remember the question about houses with the sad stories? Here I am with the background of this pretty one at Aghmashenebeli avenue in Tbilisi.
When I saw it for the first time, a terrible and unbelievable story about a noble woman who died there was served to me. Her ghost appears there sometimes, I was told.
What the hell, I thought, and decided to research.
The most credible sources (such as the guides Tamar Tavadze and David Khantadze) say that the house was built by the German-Georgian architect Paul Stern. You can clearly see his style! The house was supposed to be his own, but finally, Stern got another plot of land at the same street and built another house for himself.
The Beautiful House (Lamazi Sakhli) was purchased by the Armenian businessman Avetik Ghukasian who had his oil business in Baku and was very generous to the people who couldn't get proper education. He was giving away books for those who couldn't afford them, supported the young ladies who wanted to study. This is a fact.
But what happened to the house? The urban legend says that according to Ghukasian's testament, it would belong to his beautiful, beloved daughter, once she would reach the age of 18 and marry a man of her own folk.
Although, the daughter and her mother have supposedly died in a boat crash exactly before she turned 18.
We are unable to track the exact events that followed. One of the Armenian newspapers of Tbilisi has featured the announcement of grand sale if the items that were part of the interior. I can imagine that Ghukasian wouldn't like to live there anymore... It happened in early XX century. And yes, now you can get it for approximately 1 million USD.
Would you live in such a house, though?
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