A mid-century modern penthouse in magical Istanbul

When the Palm Springs feeling travels across the ocean to meet Turkish design, magic happens.

Located in a cosmopolitan district on the Asian side of Istanbul, Khalkedon House is a two-floor, recently refurbished penthouse that wraps a mid-century modern sense of style with a contemporary sensibility of comfort and elegance.


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A mid-century modern penthouse in magical Istanbul

Designed by Turkish, multi-disciplinary design studio ESCAPEFROMSOFA, the four bedroom, 250 square meter apartment spreads out on two floors with living spaces and bedrooms on both levels and a spacious terrace on the upper floor offering amazing views of the city.


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A mid-century modern penthouse in magical Istanbul

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A mid-century modern penthouse in magical Istanbul

The interiors have a warm, welcoming atmosphere through the use of Iroko hardwood for the floors, perfectly balanced with a toned down palette of whites and grays for walls, carpets, and fabrics.

A mid-century modern penthouse in magical Istanbul

A mid-century-modern penthouse in magical Istanbul

The apartment’s décor is one of mid-century modernism, exemplified by custom-made furniture of polished wood, marble, and brass, together with classic pieces.

A mid-century modern penthouse in magical Istanbul

The living room opens up onto a spacious L-shaped terrace accommodating a comfortable lounge and dining area. With an elegant palette of greys, whites and baby blues, it is the ideal place to sit and enjoy the panoramic views of the city and the Sea of Marmara beyond.

A modern penthouse in magical Istanbul

The upper floor retains the same minimalist, mid-century aesthetic, including a marble-clad fireplace flanked by dark, wooden shelving, but has a more airy, playful ambiance.

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Designed with a minimalist aesthetic of simple lines and clean surfaces, the rooms are complemented by the use of Italian marble and polished brass for furniture pieces and other details that emanate a subtle luxuriousness without overwhelming the senses.

A modern penthouse in magical Istanbul

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