If a gated community with a guarded entrance looks like a modern security measure, think again. Neighboring houses in Alanya, a city in Turkey’s Antalya province, are surrounded by miles of medieval walls complete with watchtowers.
Alanya Kale was built as a fortress on a rocky peninsula surrounded on three sides by the Mediterranean Sea. On the harbor side is the eerie Red Tower, a defensive fortress that protected the castle from attacks from the sea. Castles, towers and shipyards he shaped in the 13th century.
Today, resorts along the Turkish Riviera attract tourists to the hotel-lined sands of Cleopatra Beach, where an Egyptian queen once swam.
The castle itself is an open-air museum. The site is lined with houses with red tiled roofs. His early villas from the 18th and 19th centuries reflect Ottoman-era architecture.
One of the houses within the walls, Corracecium Ev, is now on sale – a rare occurrence. “On average,” says a listing agent Stephen Garvey Best Invest — Turkey’s ownership turnover rate is “one per year, with prices starting at around 2 million euros”. That’s about US$2.2 million.
Perched on the slopes of a fortress above a narrow cobblestone path, this half-timbered house features a stone ground floor and a cantilevered second floor.
The views from this vantage point are “breathtaking,” says Garvey, capturing the ramparts, the Red Tower, the Taurus Mountains, the Mediterranean Sea, the metropolis of Alanya, the vast coastline and beaches. The harbor, promenade, restaurants and nightclubs are nearby.
The villa reflects the region’s Ottoman architectural heritage with rows of modular windows, stained glass, a symmetrical design and a semi-open floor plan.
The double-height entrance hall serves as a courtyard to enter the living space. The walls are a mixture of stone and plaster, sandwiched between wooden frames and wooden panels.
With 250 square meters or nearly 2,700 square feet of living space, the entire three bedroom, two bathroom home features wood accents made using local wood.
mehmet gookaya and Garvey, both Best Investment Award – Türkiye, is a listing agent. They expect the sale price to be around €2.5 million or around US$2.7 million.
Buying property in Turkey is a path to citizenship, so it doesn’t matter what nationality the buyer is, according to Gyokkaya. He envisions the villa being used as a vacation home or a nursing home.
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