This historic seafront villa in Istanbul for sale represents a rare opportunity to acquire a “yali mansion” in the Beyzoz district, exempt from purchase tax.
In one of the city’s most sought-after locations, the extensive and recently renovated home offers fabulous Bosphorus views. It also falls within the required criteria which allows the buyer to apply for Turkish citzenship, both for themselves and their family.
Beykoz is on the Asian side of Istanbul, neighbouring Uskudar and Kadikoy, attracting affluent buyers seeking a healthy lifestyle close to the nearby national park, which stretches as far as the Black Sea.
Beykoz is also within easy reach of the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, crossing to the European side, which can usually be reached within 20 minutes. Kadikoy is also around a ten-minute drive away and home to ferryboats crossing the Bosphorus, popular with both locals and tourists alike.
Built by a famous writer and journalist Ahmet Mithat Efendi, the property sits on a 328 m² plot. The house offers accommodation over five floors, including a basement, comprising a total of 578 m² of indoor living space. Each level can be easily accessed by the new indoor elevator.
Ahmey Bey let this property as a “medrese” – an Ottoman school for the poor children – until his death when it was inherited by his two wives and their children.
After that, the mansion was divided into two homes and has since had eight different owners, the most recent investing in renovations which have all been carried out through the proper channels. Also, as the property remains a Grade 2 Historic Mansion, no purchase tax applies.
However, buyers should be aware the property is currently altered to accommodate a charity. If a new owner prefers internal alterations to match their own requirements, the current owners will make the adjustments without any extra charges.Floor size:
- Ground floor: 126 sqm
- First floor: 126 sqm
- Second floor: 132 sqm
- Third floor: 68 sqm
- Basement: 126 sqm