Istanbul Townhouses

A distinctive feature of Istanbul is a particular style of townhouse, usually three stories tall with windows that look like drawers half-pulled from the dresser. If they have a name, I’ve not been able to find it; perhaps their ubiquity makes them anonymous. The buildings, by my guess, date to the nineteenth century and are of wooden construction. They are often being rehabbed now, so that it is not uncommon to see a freshly stuccoed and painted house next to one which seems on verge of collapse. I’d like to see if gentrification has caught up to some of these neighborhoods.


Fatih Townhouses.




Building and streetlamp.






2 responses

  1. structural collapse emanate

    January 6, 2014 at 12:58 pm

  2. Pingback: Killing Istanbul softly: Turkey’s housing agency opens Istanbul’s coastal area to building without permission.. Istanbul news roundup « Erkan's Field Diary

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