Sharbatly House

Historic Building in Jeddah

Built in 1930, this historic structure boasts some lovely mashrabiyya (balconies with perforated screens that allow air to circulate and for inhabitants to be hidden). It's the former home of the wealthy Sharbatly family who remain the country's leading name in fruit and veg. Restored in the 1980s, the house is now closed, although staff at the Naseef House may be able to arrange access. Even if you can't get in, this is still a building worth admiring.