I was born and lived in stone houses in Side / Manavgat. All the houses in our village were made of stone, brick and wood. As for tourism, many houses were destroyed. I feel sorry for the destroyed houses. We were losing our historical memory and local architecture. I collected stone, wood, brick, tile and some belongings of the destroyed houses. They also dumped the stones of the destroyed houses in the dump, and I collected them. Because it made me very uncomfortable. Thousands of years ago, craftsmen worked and used these stones. There were so many memories and stories, there was life. They witnessed history. It was very difficult. In the past we had a tractor when we were dealing with agriculture and it still stands. With this tractor I have collected these stones for years. Restoration is finished in 3 years in cooperation with local government and museum. We used real stone, wood and iron. We worked with local stonemason and carpenters. Windows, doors, kitchens, floors and ceilings are made of cedar wood. Cedar columns were used. We completed the restoration in the Mediterranean style in accordance with modern life with modern techniques. We did the pool and garden. There's a centuries-old almond tree from our grandfather in our garden. We equipped our garden with bougainvillea. This type of house is cool in summer, warm in winter and has very soft, beautiful, pleasant, refreshing interior air.
The Project started in March 2014 and ended at the April 2017. Since then we built a large number of exclusive villa for our clients, all in are different style from the mainstream. Meanwhile we made an extansive plan on furnishing and decoration the house as well as on how we wanted. Our interiors are a mix of traditional Mediterranean style and 21st century living. We like to mix things up with a touch of the unexpected find at antique markets. We would as much as possiable with local craftsmen as the quality of craftmanship is still on a very high level in Side. They used hand cotto floors, beamed ceilings and hand made wooden Windows, doors and wrought iron door Windows. At the outside stone work of the house walls, stone were found from the old destroyed houses.
We believe style is one of the most important factors. Our stone house should be in harmony with our taste and the environments. Ensuring a holistik and consistent style of the house will bring maximum joy, will make our house different from others and will further enhance the volue of our house.
Side Cottage House is a lovely, unique, antique house in Side. It is a short distance to Side, 1 Km away from the historical centre of Side. Beautifully and carefully restored traditional stone house. It consists of a typical Mediterranean country style. House surrounded by Begonville flowers garden. It has been used real terra cotta, antique stone, clay, ceilings and refines beamed cedar wooden.
Today, the building has been carefully renovated to maintain the typical features of the past, besides the modern comforts of nowadays. It gives an enormous energy to create so many colourful and comfortable interiors for our guests.