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The houses in the village of Stoilovo
Most of the houses in Stoilovo village are from an old type – elongated, one-storeyed
Most of the houses in Stoilovo village are from an old type – elongated, one-storeyed

There have been many wooden houses but nowadays are preserved some of them. Two of them – the houses of Kera Stamatova and Iliya Karambashev show the typical solution of grounded plank house. The two premises – a house and a dark premises are low and arranged one behind other, the roof is prolonged and forms a veranda. In the house of Iliya Karabashev the veranda is partitioned off and forms a small room more, called ‘kuma’. The distinctive feature of these early houses is the large room with a wall fireplace and the appearance of a fence.

The houses of Kostadin Kostadinov, Todor Borimechkov and Peter Marinchev show a next stage in which the ground floor is raised up vastly and this supposes building of a wooden step ladder and a fence. The premises are arranged one behind the others; small room ‘kuma’, large (middle) room, inner room ‘dark premises’. Characteristic feature of the Stoilovo house is the appearance of bow-windows.

The outer look of the two-storey house obtains new forms. The facades become more variable with bow-windows accents, large shelters and eaves and brick build roofs. The way of becoming of the Stoilovo house from a grounded plank house to a house from the Bulgarian revival is shown.

An interesting architecture monument is the house of Yanaki Komundzhoolu from the beginning of XIX century. The house is one of the largest houses built in Strandzha region in the period by a Constantinople master. The house was on two floors and four home premises decorated with a rich wood-carving upon the ceilings, big fireplaces, cupboards, halls and some secondary premises on the floor between them and the granary.

The church “St. Iliya” is declared as an architectural monument. Here are the oldest altar gates which date back probably from XVII century. They have rectangular shape ending with a cross. On the altar gates’ wings are carved the figures of Mother of God and the angel of the Annunciation.

Last updated: 26.04.2006