Mehmet Hagi Samil (Ismail) House

Precarious general condition. The monument is in need of general rehabilitation, with the preservation of the original architecture. It isn’t a tourist spot it’s not being used to it’s full value, being a residential private property.
  • Historic monument category A; code LMI CT-II-m-A-02897
  • The Ottoman architectural monument was built at the end of the 18th century. Unknown Ottoman architect.
  • Delfinului Street, no. 12, Mangalia

Mehmet Hagi Samil (ismail) house is the oldest private residence of Ottoman architecture in Constanța county. The architectonic specificity is typically Ottoman and it can be found in the Balkan Peninsula and European Turkey.

The immobile is built with a ground floor (where the craftsmanship workshops and the commercial areas were found) and an upper floor, for the living areas. The outside walls are made out of stone, built with yellow ground. The inside wall and the outside wall on the south side of the upper floor are made out of levers.

A verandah with a lath grill separates the house into two parts. The floors are havet round wood beams, the eaves are big and the roof is made out of burnt clay tiles. The windows are very large. The flooring in the rooms is mostly soil, and sometimes wood. The outside walls of the yard are built out of stone, typical of rural homes in Southern Dobrogea.

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