The top two floors of an historical Turkish house
2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
Firuz Place is on the first and second floors – two spiral flights of original wooden stairs – of a traditional Turkish house. The narrow street is a mix of residential buildings, antique shops and bric-a-brac emporiums, resulting in a neighbourhood that feels worldly yet largely undiscovered.
The apartment is 8 minutes walk from Tophane tram stop, from which Sultanahmet can be reached in a further 10 minutes. Istanbul Modern contemporary art museum, on the waterfront, is just beyond Tophane tram stop. In the other direction quiet streets of antique shops are waiting to be explored and Orhan Pamuk’s Museum Of Innocence is just across the road. Famous Istiklal Avenue is 7 minutes walk up the – steep – hill.
The open plan living area occupies the entire top floor, leading onto a private balcony with dining area and views over the authentic street below. The kitchen is contemporary and well-equipped, with high-end appliances including dish-washer. There’s a dining table alongside the kitchen and a velvet sofa seating area next to this. At the other end of the open plan floor is another seating area with two comfortable arm chairs facing the balcony.
The two bedrooms – one double, one twin – are on the floor below, via a sweet brick spiral staircase. The bedrooms are positioned either end of a connecting hallway, curtained for privacy. The beds have high quality crisp white linens and the twin beds can be pushed together if required. The chic shower room is between them.
This apartment is 80 m2 in total, homely and full of character. Some of the brickwork on the walls is exposed and the original floorboards are stained dark, giving a warm and friendly atmosphere. The bedrooms comfortably accommodate four people and a fifth/child on a fold-out bed in the living room is possible.
Guests will have the complete privacy of the entire apartment and access at any time to its private balcony.
Feel like a local!
If you are looking for a very comfortable home from home in the heart of the trendiest part of the city – this apartment will suit you very well. It is only a very short walk up to the shopping, bars and restaurants and is also only a 10 minute walk from the efficient tram which takes you right into the heart of the historic part of the city.
You can also use the lightrail/tram connection to get you to and from the airport so you can save a lot on slow taxi connections.
The apartment is spacious and well equipped – with a lovely small balcony terrace looking out over the very ‘local’ narrow street. Sit and have some apple tea and Feel like a proper resident!
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- Free WiFi Internet
- Cable TV (LCD)
- Central Heating and Hot Water
- Washing Machine
- Baby Cot (please request in advance)
- Toaster, Kettle, Iron
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