IPERA 39 is a modern renovation of a historical 19th century Istanbul building and an interesting case study in boutique real estate development in Turkey. Designated a historic monument, IPERA 39 has been totally rebuilt to ensure structural integrity while carefully preserving all of its period architectural characteristics.
As one of the largest monumental residential buildings in the Aynali Cesme neighbourhood, the IPERA 39 immediately draws attention through its commanding situation overlooking the Golden Horn and the culturally significant Tepebaşı quarter in Beyoğlu district; home to a large number of galleries, bars, hotels and restaurants including the Pera Museum, Salt Art Gallery, Pera Palace Hotel and Soho House.
The historic yet new building consists of 11 flats of different sizes and shapes (3+1, 2+1, 1+1); all bathed in an abundance of sunlight throughout the day due to the south-facing façade of the building and unobstructed views overlooking the Golden Horn and the Historical Peninsula. All the apartments are spacious with immaculate finishes, and include guillotine windows, high ceilings and balconies with a sea view. The terrace duplexes have large terraces with spectacular views and skylights.
Architecturally, great emphasis was placed in preserving and reflecting the inherent understated elegance and effortless charm of the building. All the apartments enjoy more than 3 meters in ceiling height and the interiors have all been designed to a very high standard by Selin Maner Architects of Istanbul to include contemporary standards of comfort and luxury; with imported parquet flooring, high end appliances and functionally appointed spaces.