The village houses of the Kharberd plain were generally two-storied and comprised either of two floors above the ground, or one ground floor and a basement. Stone houses were few and far between. For example, in Parchandj/Perchendj (currently Akçakiraz), the only stone structures were the two mosques and the bathhouse. The rest were built from sun dried brick (kerpiç, in Turkish).All of the houses in the village were two-storied. The Kurdish aghas of the same village lived in mansions (konaks), which contained a special wing reserved for their harem. Some of the Armenian families had large houses, as well. In the local dialect, they were called hampa renchbers, or well-to-do farmers. In Tadem (Tadım), the majority of the houses were one-storied, but they also had a basement where the family spent the winter.
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