Sakin Ev (Serene House) (La Maison Tranquille) can be defined as tranquil, modest, elegantly simple.... and “piece of art”, as one German guest commented. Located in historically protected Hacımemiş neighborhood’s many authentic “taş ev” (stone house) in traditional local architectural style still “lives”, Sakin Ev awakens the feeling of peace and serenity at first sight with its original doors, stone stairs, and its beautiful garden. In both adjacent houses, (one newly renovated) new refurbished and antique furniture with eclectic decorative pieces (many from family ancestors) were used. The kitchens and lounges (featuring the only tv’s in the house) with natural lighting can be utilized by guests. The courtyard features an ecologically conscious pebble garden, local aromatic herbs and flowers. The Iskit Family painstakingly took care of all details to make their guests feel content with a feeling of peace. The HVAC system also feeds fresh air to all internal spaces, including the bedrooms. All beds feature memory foam mattresses. Travertine surfaces of outside stairs and landings are specially processed to make them skid-free. All ecological, technological and “sufficiently smart” details are choices of Mr. Iskit but the definitions at the top were reached with Architect Ms. Hale Balcıoğlu and Ms. Iskit.
Hacımemiş Mah. Dutlu Kahveler Mevkii 2001 Hacımemiş Cad. 2028 Helvacı Sok. No: 7 Alaçatı - Çeşme / İzmir