The House of Amin

Along Ahmad Al Jaber road, directly across from the Oula gas station, stand the ruins of an old home. According to Jerome Poulalier, it is the “House of Amin, a famous estate in the heart of Kuwait City, now abandoned because three families proclaim ownership and the case has remained open for years due to its unique complexity. The rooftops are deteriorating but the house, built of concrete instead of traditional mud-bricks, still stands as a prominent symbol of Kuwaiti heritage and innovation.”

Near the House of Amin, along Jasim Mohamad Al Bahar Street, are some mid-century homes, which are no longer occupied

Near to these is Bait Sharq, which is thankfully being restored!

You can read about other old houses in Kuwait, many of which have since been demolished, here:

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  1. […] House of Amin: next to Oula gas station on Ahmad al Jaber street, according to this post it is, “the House of Amin, a famous estate… it is now abandoned because three families proclaim ownership and the case has remained open for years due to its unique complexity. The rooftops are deteriorating but the house, built of concrete instead of traditional mud-bricks, still stands as a prominent symbol of Kuwaiti heritage and innovation.” […]

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