The architecture and urbanism of Bar have always been a mix of styles because of the great historical and political upheavels. Along these lines, on the basis of today's remains, we can find a vast variety of styles: Romanesque-Gothic and Gothic-Renaissance symbiosis with Byzantine elements from the middle and the later epochs, the arabesque alphabet carved in stone and Gothic broken arch, Ottoman cobbled road and coastal pavement. All the contradictions were integrated by a long-lasting and rich life which left traces that exceed the significance of the local craftsmanship.
The architectural type of the private houses was similar in all other towns on the coast, and it was determined by town-planning and the purpuse of the houses. The restricted town space, surrounded by walls, causes an increase in the number of storeys.
The houses had one or more floors and on the ground-floor there was a wine cellar with a stable for cattle or a warehouse. The warehouse often contained a cistern for water or oil or a sewage pit, and in many cases there was an olive press.
Although there are no reliable written documents or material evidence to prove it, it is believed this place was used as an artisan workshop.
The floors of some houses were approached through external stairs placed by the landing, which was kind of a lifted platform, so that the wooden part could be brought into the house during the night or in the case of an emergency, while communication was still possible through the wine cellar.
By looking at the interior walls we can see the hearth formed as a niche in the wall where food was prepared or in some places the hearths were represented by little ovens made of brick for baking bread.