Location is everything. Turkish Mediterranean and
Aegean coasts are still relatively virgin compared to
other Mediterranean countries, therefore there are still
plenty of options available in terms of land plots in
idyllic locations, where one can be very creative with
design and architecture. Stamp your own personality
at a perfect spot that ticks all the boxes.
Premiums for resale homes have also become
extremely high in these areas due to scarcity of supply
at the 'Exclusive' end of the real estate market. This
provides a strong argument for building your own little
masterpiece tailored to your lifestyle.
Relatively lower cost of land and construction also
makes custom design and build highly attainable. That
said land prices are increasing sharply in certain parts
of Turkey so these opportunities may not be around for
long in sought after areas such as Bodrum, Kalkan and
Kas. If we compare cost of construction per square
metre, there is certainly a distinct cost saving in Turkey
for figures are less than half compared to Spain, Italy
and France. So in addition to lifestyle designing and
building is a sound investment strategy.
Find The Land
Once we have presented you with a healthy portfolio of
land plots, we will advise you to purchase your favorite
out right. This will give you freehold ownership to the
land and provide maximum security to you as
Design the Home
Based on the area of the land plot, we will propose
several designs in the form of architectural drawings
and 3D images. However, you are the ultimate decision-
maker. This is your dream home after all and this is
when we begin shaping that dream in reality.
Hire the Team
We then move onto drafting and agreeing on the
construction contract. Your construction contract will
cover all necessary clauses to provide you with
maximum assurances, security and warranties during
and after construction.
Obtain the Permits
Our architects will submit their plans for construction
permits with the local authorities. Provided plans are in
line with local zoning regulations, and we will of course
make sure they are, construction licenses will be
granted within a month.
Build the House
With the license at hand we can start the construction
process. The majority of Turkish resort towns, on the
Aegean and Mediterranean, construction season runs
from the end of October through Mid-May. This is a
build phase just short of 7 months.
Stage the Payment
We also handle the structuring of payments and
facilitate the transactions between the bank. We have a
standard model for payment stages for custom built
homes that provides maximum transparency and
satisfaction for our owners.
Hand Over the Keys
Provided licenses are in hand at the beginning of the
construction season, we will deliver you the keys to your
dream home, at the latest, by the end of May. You can
then carry out the inspections and move into your dream
home in June.
Protect Your Investment
After full completion of your property, you will carry out
detailed snagging of the property. You will pay the final
balance only after all is in agreed and completed to your
satisfaction. We also provide a 5-year build warranty for
structural and construction related matters.
Manage and Maintain
Upon request, we will gladly take over the management
and maintenance of your property, including rental
management if required. Our first year management and
maintenance is free charge, thereafter we charge a
reasonable market rate.
Nick Jeffery's Story
Nick came to us after discovering the bay of Fethiye and it's hidden treasure,
Sölvage İsland, whilst on a paragliding holiday. Busy from the daily grind as CEO of
Vodafone, Nick came looking to us for a little slice of solitude for him and his
family; Fethiye provided just that. We teamed up with Beyaz Homes, in Fethiye, to
build Nick his Aegean Oasis including a tiered Infinity pool, garden, and boat
access dock along with all off the luxury finishes we've come to know as standard on
The resulting build was a stunning sea villa that overdelivered, even a CEO's,
expectations. The ease of process and trustworthy reliability of Designer Turkey
allowed Nick and his family to leave their worries behind and soak up their new
community. Just a short ferry ride into town, from one of Sölvage's three brothers,
or a jaunt on Nick's personal boat, the main town has all off life's necessities
mere minutes away. And when the sun begins to duck behind the horizon, the Jefferys
return to take in their ever changing panoramic views in a stillness even the local
dolphins can't help but lose themselves in.
Designer Turkey is very honored to have been a part off such a memorable project.
More than able to stack up against their Mediterranean counterparts, Turkey offers a
fulfilling Mediterranean lifestyle, from the comfort of a custom built dream home
right on the coast, without all of the unwanted hustle and bustle of mainstream
tourist traps. Take it from us and our decades of experience, that's a recipe that
is truly too delicious to turn down.
Meet Our Architects
Saffet Kaya Bekiroglu, M.Arch [Hons], B.Arch, ARB, RIBA,
is an internationally renown architect. His previous stop
was at Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) and as a project
designer, architect of international designs he worked
on projects on a spectrum of scales including several
competition-winning projects such as the acclaimed
London Aquatics Centre for 2012 Olympic Games and
the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku on the bigger side.
The latter of which Saffet is acknowledged as co-author.
Saffet is also the designer for many of the product and
furniture designs found inside the structure, such as for
the critically-acclaimed Aqua Table.