Villa Florya Atatürk : Bauhaus architecture in the Marmara Sea

floo floryaVilla Florya Ataturk © Angela Perigot – 8 novembre 2014 Located in the Marmara Sea, Bakirkoy district of Istanbul (40 minutes drive from the city center), Villa Florya (in turkish : Florya Atatürk deniz köşkü) was the holliday house & summer office of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, father of the Turkish Republic. It was built in 1935 by architect Seyfi Arka in a Bauhaus style. The mansion is constructed on steel piles into the seabed, connected to the beach (about 70m away) with a wooden pier. The L-shaped, one-floor building is made of a reception hall, a reading room, bedrooms and bathroom. It covers 602m2 including the pier. ata Florya house is now a national museum. Entrance fee about 2€. Visit & text are only available in turkish, but they are very pleased to welcome strangers. AdressNear Atatürk International Airport – İstanbul Cad. No:, Şenlik Mh. Florya Bakırköy, İstanbul, Türkiye Official Website costulum