Charming Duplex In Istanbul Pays Homage To History In a Glamorous Way

Situated in a building with stone foundation walls that date back to the 1800s, this apartment is infused with history and incorporates all the original details in a very natural and charming way. It’s the only apartment in the building that has a private entrance.

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Enter through the original steel doors into a 2,000 square foot duplex that opens to a very inviting dining room. As soon as you enter, accents such as the exposed brick walls, ceiling beams and visible pipes seem to take over the décor. They remain defining features for all the other rooms in the apartment.

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The kitchen has an industrial allure. The whitewashed walls, the piping, the beams and lighting fixtures all point to a custom design meant to preserve the original while still acquiring its own character. The red cabinets are a welcomes splash of color in an otherwise neutral setting. From the kitchen, a set of French windows lead to a small terrace.

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The same terrace also adjoins the master bedroom, an incredible cozy and welcoming space furnished with a canopy bed and a walk-in closet. The brick walls, wooden doors and windows, the Turkish vaulted ceiling and the way light complements all these features are enough to make you crave a design just like this one.

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A variety of natural materials were used throughout the apartment. They helped create mesmerizing features like the stone stairs, the stone bathroom walls or the antique wide-plank wood floors. The bathrooms stand out with their rustic ambiance as well as with the outstanding way in which elements of classic Turkish design were incorporated into a glamorous décor that suits a modern lifestyle.{found on nytimes}.