Also called Beit Shukri (the Shukris’ House) for one of the wealthy families that resided in Acre. This is a splendid, very spacious two-story building with a tiled roof that slopes equally on all four sides, facing the four points of the compass. This roof particularly stands out due to its color and size, and is visible from various spots in the Old City. The roof rests on beams and joists of cedar, with colorful ornamentation on its ceilings.
Like many of the Ottoman buildings in Akko, the house is built upon Crusader foundations. The ground floor, in contrast to the majority of similar buildings that were used for commerce or storage, housed a factory manufacturing oil and soap.
In the summer of 2007, work began on renovating the building, joining it to the magnificent building next to it (the WIZO House), turning them into a “boutique” hotel.