Pasteur / Collector's House

Built in 1911 as the French Pasteur Hospital, this historic building served as an important healthcare centre for decades until it was restored with its unique architectural features preserved and repurposed as a residential building in 1991. Designed as an art collector couple’s city home in the heart of Istanbul’s cultural area, the main aim was to create a contemporary and comfortable residence that can house a significant portion of the couple’s art collection with natural and effortless ease. The collection juxtaposes in a balanced manner contemporary works by renowned artists including several Turner Prize winners and an array of exquisite Ottoman artefacts. The art harmonizes perfectly with the space and the selection of fine natural materials such as genuine leather, solid wood and bronze which age with elegance and serenity. The long hallway is punctuated with custom designed brass shelves embedded in brown leather wall panels, while the ceiling is covered with wooden planks ending with a focal point, another statement communicated often by KM.


İstanbul, Turkey


Private Property



Built Area

652 m 2


Collector Space