The House Hotel Bosphorus

Occupying the historical Simon Kalfa building, which is a listed Grade A wooden waterside mansion named after its architect who helped to build many Ottoman palaces and mosques back in the 19th century, The House Hotel Bosphorus is a unique boutique hotel boasting 23 suites over 6 floors.

Inside the 1,070 sqm hotel with spectacular views over the Bosphorus, Autoban creates comfortable and contemporary interiors while keeping the building’s historical architectural elements, such as doors and window frames, intact. Original moldings and detailing are now offset with the play of circular forms and 3D geometrical patterns, which, as decorative patterns, are scattered through the interiors and as trompe l’oeil marquetry on floors (such as the cube-shaped wooden tiles peeling up from the foyer floor to form the reception desk).

Using their trademark materials including marble, brass, oak, and walnut, Autoban furnishes the hotel with majority of the furniture and light fixtures adapted from their archive. The guest rooms feature caned bedsteads and armchairs, asymmetrical wooden tables with steel-rod legs, and globe chandeliers hung from a web of their own electrical cables. The suites are also equipped with hamam-inspired bathrooms made of marble and glass.

‘101 Best Hotels in the World’_TATLER TRAVEL GUIDE, 2012

  • Total area 1,070 sqm
  • Client The House Collection
  • Interior design Autoban
  • Project team Seyhan Özdemir, Sefer Çağlar / Can Demir, Gökhan Uzun, Bilal Aydın, Müge Çakır, Nihal Akarsu, Dilara Çarşıbaşı, Sedef Gökçe
  • Photography Ali Bekman

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