House with Window Shutters

House with Window Shutters

Pilar de Goiás, Goiás, Brazil


A fine example of colonial architecture in Goiás, the house with House with Window Shutters, also known as the Princess’s House, was built in the 18th century. It is considered to be the best residential example of an urban building from that period in Goiás. The most notable aspect about the house is its sophisticated decoration. Built of stone masonry with a wooden structure, the building still features a fine series of window shutters, with fixed carved wood fanlights, creating a harmonious whole. Similar sophisticated details are also to be found inside the house, mainly in the rooms, which have wooden doors and ceilings painted with floral and bucolic motifs. It is protected by the state and by IPHAN, which maintains the Museum of the Eighteenth-Century House there.

Nádia Mendes de Moura