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The House Hotel Bosphorus traditional Ottoman Empire architecture with contemporary design

| December 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Positioned in the heart of Istanbul in the historic neighbourhood of Ortaköy, The House Hotel Bosphorus boasts panoramic views overlooking the water as well as culturally rich sites.  The 5 storey 19th century Ottoman Mansion known as the “Simon Kalfa” has been transformed by internationally acclaimed Turkish design studio Autoban. The building visually reflects a dialogue between two centuries of architecture and design where the classical structure remains intact, whilst the interior incorporates the modernism and luxury of contemporary society.

Bridging tradition and modernity, the globally celebrated, award-winning Turkish design studio Autoban has integrated contemporary materials. Such as marble, brass and walnut tree wood into the interiors. Mindful of the authentic nature of the building, some of the original features of the structure were preserved including the doors and window frames.

The House Hotel Bosphorus traditional Ottoman Empire architecture with contemporary design

The Hotel offers 26 rooms and suites including 16 suites with private sea view balconies. Capturing a glimpse of the past, each room has been uniquely designed. With decorative moulding, classic tonalities and modern Autoban chandeliers.

This historic building was originally the home of Simon Balyan. Who was a member of the renowned Balyan family of architects. Famous for building palaces for the Ottoman Empire including the iconic Dolmabahçe Palace. In recognition of the family, three of the suites were named ‘Simon Kalfa’, ‘Balyan’ and ‘Fescizade’.

The House Hotel Bosphorus traditional Ottoman Empire architecture with contemporary design

While decadence and luxury define the overall aesthetic, these elements are incorporated throughout the entire experience. Guests are welcome to enjoy silver tea service at the Lounge or stay in the comfort of their room and order a private massage. The Hotel also provides guests with a fitness center, three meeting rooms. ‘The Bosphorus Lounge Bar’ which offers scenic views stretching from the Bosphorus Bridge to the Topkapı Palace.

The House Hotel Bosphorus traditional Ottoman Empire architecture with contemporary design

Located in the heart of Istanbul in the historical neighborhood of Ortaköy. The House Hotel Bosphorus is housed in a 5-storey 19th Century Ottoman Mansion. Located at the foot of the Bosphorus Bridge with panoramic views of the Bosphorus. The Hotel consists of a total of 26 rooms and suites. Including The Mansion which is comprised of a suite and two rooms. The Hotel also includes a fitness center, three meeting rooms, a silver tea service, private in-room massages.The Bosphorus Lounge Bar which offers a view stretching from the bridge to the Topkapı Palace. Renovated by the internationally acclaimed and multi-award winning interior design company Autoban. The historical building was transformed into a design boutique hotel with the original features being restored.

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