FEHIME AND HATICE SULTAN MANSIONS

Fehime Sultan Mansion was constructed as a marriage gift in 1883 for Fehime Sultan, the daughter of V. Murat by Sultan Abdulhamit. The mansion on a masonry floor covered with limestone and which has two wooden floors and an attic has a floor area for 850 mt2. As the result of the excavations carried out at the garden next to the work, foundations traces of Turkish Bath and Hostler House visible on the archive documents were found. 

Hatice Sultan Mansion belongs to Ali Sait Pasha with the grove and mansion at the highway side and is known to have been constructed as marriage gift for Hatice Sultan, another daughter of V. Murat in 1870s by Sultan Abdulhamit.  Hatice Sultan Mansion constructed on a masonry basement which has a half floor height consists of two wooden floors and an attic and has a floor area for 590 mt2.  Besides, there have been Selamlik Mansion outbuildings where several service places took place (such as kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, etc.) and a corridor which connects that outbuildings with the part of the house reserved for men within the mansion in the archive documents.

The parts left from the fire which Fehime Sultan Mansion went through were taken under protection by being removed within the scope of the restoration works.  All parts of quality documented with inventory works were repaired and conserved in an atelier created.  Structural elements of the mansion which could not be used after the fire were manufactured in compliance with the original details and integrated with the elements of which repair and conservation were realized.  Elements of quality in Hatice Sultan Mansion were removed and repaired and conserved within the scope of the restoration works.  The parts which lost their characteristics on the wooden masonry part of the construction were replaced and the parts which were not ruined strengthened.  The construction was suspended because of the floor problems and flooring strengthening was performed. Following the completion of the strengthening and repair works, the original elements which had been removed were placed once again. Selamlik Pavilion, Turkish Bath and Hostler House found as the result of archive research and excavations have been reconstructed through contemporary construction methods in compliance with the characteristics of the period. Pavilion, Dock and Basement constructions to be made additionally within the area where the old works planned to be use with touristic purposes have taken place were reconstructed in compliance with the their functions-to-be and their applications are still under progress.


  • Location:
    Beşiktaş / İstanbul
  • Date:
    2012 - 2020
  • Administration - Employer:
    THY DO&CO İkram Hizmetleri AŞ
  • Category:
    Pavilions - Mansions