Akaretler “Sıraevleri” was built for Dolmabahçe Palace workers to inhabit during the Ottoman Era nowadays it revivifies both Beşiktaş and Istanbul with its style. Long-term restoration works and the intensive labour have gained Akaretler a European view. Akaretler had overcome some problems during restoration period however, what has emerged is admirable.
These historical buildings date back to 18th Century. Akaretler Sıraevler was built to a palace architect who is a member of Balyan family -who trained famous architects- called Sarkis Balyan with the order of Sultan Abdülaziz in 1874. Sıraevler are the first row houses in Istanbul. Akaretler Sıraevler, consist of sixty six singular units and six apartments.
Especially at the end of 19th Century, famous or important names of the period has lived in this region due to its increasing popularity. The famous palace painter Fausto Zonaro, poet and critic Sabahattin Kudret Aksal who was born in the house number 57 in 1920, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s mother Zübeyde Hanım and in 1st World War period Mustafa Kemal Atatürk has also lived in this region.
Revival of Akaretler
The first restoration works start in the region after renting with the model “build-operate-transfer” for 49 years in 1987 by Net Holding. In 2003 the restoration process stopped for a short time after it has been transferred to Garanti Bank but then in 2006 the revival process started again with the leadership of Serdar Bilgili.
Even though it is time consuming and exhausting to bring in the region a modern view by protecting its history and the characteristics, it has an overriding importance in terms of bringing Istanbul an international view. Akaretler Sıraevler, Istanbul’s greatest restoration project covers 55 thousand square meters.
Including world’s most famous brands it has 34 stores, cafes that you can experience various tastes, car park and with world-famous W Hotel’s W İstanbul branch office it is Beşiktaş’s wonderland...
Akaretler will be the heart of shopping and fashion!
If you’re bored of Nişantaşı you should come down to Akaretler and give an eye to display windows of these popular and attractive stores. To change an ordinary day into a beautiful day with attractive options, Akaretler presents you disparate opportunities.
Catherine Malandrino, Sevan Bıçakçı, Berluti, Nuxx, Sergio Rossi, Jimmy Choo, Marc Jacobs, Marni, 1930 Antika and Cornelliani are some of the brands that are placed in this street…
To have a cheerful lunch during the day or to have a special dinner Pastorito and Spice Market are appropriate choices. On the other hand to get cool you can have an irresistible Iced Latte at Cafe Nero.
Newly opened Joke Perestroyka that İzzet Çapa run, tries to create a new fashion stream with Saturday brunches. Perestroyka, contains meanings such as “revolution and reconstruction” in Russian.
Akaretler is also welcomes business world as well as cafes and dining spots. The creative ideas of advertising films that locks the audience on the screen which are made by the agency Alametifarika are designed here. The path surely goes here, Prof. Osman Müftüoğlu’s clinic called “Yaşasın Hayat!” for the people who wants a high quality and fit life.
Akaretler brings a new breath to the daily life of Istanbul with its extraordinary style and its atmosphere reminds us of the Europe’s upper-class areas. We are sure that you will spend your day with pleasure in Akaretler that brought a new breath to the shopping and texture of the city.
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