The Symbol Of Kadikoy, “Perili Kosk”, Is Waiting For Its New Owner

Ragip Pasa Mansion, also known as the “Haunted Mansion” in Kadikoy, will be put out to tender on September 2, with a price of approximately 450 million liras. “Palace Baby”… There are only a few days left for the tender for Caddebostan’s dazzling mansion. The historical mansion, which is expected to find its new owner at the beginning of September, will get rid of years of neglect and return to its old elegance and glorious days.

116 Years of Historical Mansion

Located on Cemil Topuzlu Street in Caddebostan, the mansion was built in 1906 by the Prussian August Carl Friedrich Jasmund, who was also the architect of Sirkeci Station, by the Ottoman Sultan II. It was built by Abdulhamid’s school principal Ragip Pasha. Ragip Pasha Mansion, which is located in 23 decares of garden and has a closed area of ​​2,700 square meters, consists of a ground floor plus 3 floors and an attic. Reflecting the late Ottoman architecture, the mansion is known for its space designs, interior and exterior decorations and ceiling paintings. There are two beautiful structures opposite the double-winged, large carved iron gate that opens to the land side of the mansion. The building, which was used as a Selamlik, was demolished in recent years and apartments were built instead.

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Emphasizing the importance of preserving the mansion for this reason, Akturk said, “At this point, not only state institutions but also all civil initiatives should ensure that this mansion is both sustainable and beneficial to future generations. aforementioned. Stating that Ragip Pasha Mansion has a very rich decoration in terms of art history, Akturk said, “It is a building that we can call one of the most important works of its period. The magnificent gold leafs that adorn its ceilings, ornaments, pencil works, the mansion’s sills, “At the same time, these add great richness to the mansion. The fact that all of them were made by the best artists and masters of that period makes Ragip Pasha Mansion so special.”

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Needs to be Protected Very Well

Noting that there are many mansions in the region, although not of this scale, art historian Akturk noted that there are very few civil buildings that can preserve this memory today, adding, “In this sense, Ragip Pasha Mansion should be a building that we keep in mind. Cover it with cotton.” Stating that such wooden structures can be considered as jewels, Akturk said, “These are the most important touchstones of the city. In this sense, I hope that this unique wooden structure will continue to live on as a very important haunt of the city from now on. It is undergoing restoration.” aforementioned. Mansion II. Explaining that it was built by Abdulhamid’s chamberlain, Ragip Sarica, Akturk stated that Sarica was a very pleasant person and said, “He brought marbles from Italy. He brought parquets from Vienna. He brought them all to this unique place. The 3-storey, wooden structure has a great success. Ragip Pasha Mansion is a very valuable and rare building in this sense.” made its assessment.

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About 450 Million

Enforcement proceedings brought against the property owner, the protected land of the Istanbul Anadolu 25th mansion, outbuildings, tree and plant species in the garden due to the valuation studies carried out by the enforcement offices. Accordingly, its estimated value was determined as 449 million 363 thousand 491 liras. The first sale tender of the mansion will be held on Friday, September 2 at 11:00, in Istanbul Anatolian Palace of Justice Auction Hall 1. Those who want to own a historical mansion can submit an online bid at “” until 1 September. If Caddebostan’s “Palace Doll” does not find its owner in the first auction, the auction will be repeated on October 3.

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Gül Demirci

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