On The Waterfront

This one-of-a-kind house is a midcentury modern take on a traditional Bosphorus “yalı”. It was built in the 1950s by renowned Turkish architect Kadri Eroğan, who was previously a member of Richard Neutra’s office in Los Angeles.

KM Designworks started the project by stripping off the building’s non-original elements that had accumulated over time with different owners. After the existing structure was alleviated, it was structurally reinforced to ensure an earthquake proof status.

By adding few new elements to the facades, a new pool house and new canopy for the entrance and garage, KM interprets 1950s architecture into today’s needs and technological standards without disturbing the essential external language.

The internal scheme has been renewed completely. The principal entrance is altered, a lift added and the dock is reinforced with a concealed breakwater.

The house boasts a significant collection of contemporary artists’ works, ranging from Gormley to Kiefer, Eliasson and Kapoor. Part of the challenge for KM was placing these art works to create a fine example of symbiosis.


İstanbul, Turkey


Private Property



Built Area

1457 m 2


Waterfront House