Sharbatly House

Historic Building in Jeddah

Built in 1930, this historic structure also boasts some lovely mashrabiyya (balconies with perforated screens to allow the air to circulate and inhabitants to look out without being seen). Though restored during the 1980s, it has since been allowed to deteriorate. It is officially closed to visitors, but the staff at Naseef House may be able to arrange access. Discussions have continued over the years about refurbishing Sharbatly House as a museum.