La Maison Rose is likely one of the oldest mansions in Ras Beirut that was constructed within the 19th century overlooking the lighthouse in Manara. Again in 2014, British artist Tom Younger, who fell in love with the home, was supplied a studio area over the summer season by the proprietor and afterward determined to show the mansion into an exhibition venue and open it to the general public.
“La Maison Rose” opened final 12 months from November 19 until the tip of December the place 40 work have been exhibited, “evoking the dreamlike nature of the home, and the dramatic contrasts at play in Beirut.” This was the primary time that the Rose Home opened to the general public.
Sadly although, the mansion has lengthy been deserted and forgotten and although its proprietor Hisham Jaroudi has promised to “hold and restore the Pink Home for his youngsters and the youngsters of their youngsters”, he’s claiming that he must settle a lawsuit earlier than continuing with the restoration, and that there are people infiltrating the home at night time stealing and inflicting additional injury.
I don’t have additional data on this lawsuit and what’s occurring, however one thing must be accomplished rapidly earlier than elements of the home begin crumbling and we lose it endlessly. You may learn extra about this story [right here].
This home is a hidden gem and ought to be on town’s cultural map given its historical past and its structure. Let’s hope they handle to reserve it earlier than it’s too late.
Right here’s an previous image of the home from 1960: