Good Thursday morning! Istanbul! A historic home in a characterful neighborhood of Istanbul with six bedrooms and stunning features!
After several requests from loyal followers, I decided to look into Turkish real estate and stumbled across this beautiful hundred-year-old home in a hidden, picturesque quarter of Istanbul called Fener. Streetfuls of brightly colored, tall townhouses with cafés on the streets below, beautiful old churches, synagogues, and historic places dating back to Byzantine times, Fener looks like a lovely place to visit to get a feeling of Old Istanbul.
From the listing on Hurriyet Emlak:
The residence area of the house, which has been restored in accordance with its original by obtaining all permits, consists of 5 floors in total, 81.5 square meters of floor area, is approximately 350 square meters.
With 6 bedrooms, mezzanine, wide hall, garden and view, it is unique. One of the biggest houses of Fener Balat is waiting for its new owners with an unmissable price. A static report was received from the Civil and Geotechnical engineering company.
The original frescoes dated 1902 in the entrance hall with a ceiling of 4.50 meters high and tiled floor depict Greece and the Aegean map, East Asia map and Galata Tower.
From the hall on the mezzanine floor and illuminated by 6 windows, you can see both the house’s own garden and the neighboring historical house’s wooded garden.
All of its rooms are bright, with a ceiling height of 3.5-3.7 meters and sunshine, with a view of Fener Greek High School from the upper two floors and Galata Tower and Golden Horn from the roof floor.
Attic rooms are also suitable for use as studio or loft with a ceiling height of 4.7m.
Another fresco in the head room is a very special house with historical and original values (destroyed in many Fener-Balat houses) such as the different ceiling design in each room, the historical water pump in the kitchen, the original patterns on the stairs, the doors, and the marble sinks.
It heats up with the boiler-boiler, its hot water is ready at any time thanks to the hot water tank.
The security system of the house (door-windows and sensor on the roof + 2 motion sensors (PIR)) is installed and works smoothly. There is a fire sensor connected to the alarm system on each floor.
A camera / intercom system that sees the outer door is installed on each floor.
Due to its location, there is no building directly opposite it, it is on a dead end street with no car traffic.
Since the house is a second degree historical monument registered structure, it can be bought and sold. exempt from taxes.
1st floor: Entrance hall, bathroom (bathtub & WC), kitchen, cellar, garden
2nd floor: Hall, WC
3rd floor: 2 rooms, WC
4th floor: 2 rooms, balcony, bathroom (shower)
5th floor: 2 rooms, WC