The traditional Antalya house has two-storeys and an outer sofa layout built in the nineteenth century. It shares the same courtyard with the Church of St. George and welcomes visitors with its pebble mosaic flooring at the entrance. Such mosaic pavements with floral and geometric decorations were fashioned with pebbles collected from the Konyaaltı beach and provided much-appreciated coolness with the wetness remaining amidst the pebbles all day long.
The hayat area upstairs presents a timeline of the city’s history through old photographs. Three rooms opening onto the hayat enact a household at a wedding time in nineteenth-century Antalya. The first room displays the traditions involved with hosting guests; the second room presents the dowry, while the third room the “henna night”.
The mise-en-scenes were prepared with authentic garments, covers, furniture, rugs and kilims collected from the Antalya region. The wooden strip ceilings and painted décor of the house interior were inspired from the original décor of the Tekelioğlu Mansion, an important monument in Kaleiçi.