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Gülnar Evleri

Gülnar Homes, developed by DENEYIM CONSTRUCTION INC, is a boutique project that includes ten duplex villas, located in Istanbul, Turkey. Zekeriyakoy, the region in which the project is built, is famous for its landscape, including diverse habitats. The name Gülnar comes from a rare type of cherry native to the Zekeriyakoy region. Being located in such an environmentally attractive place, the Gülnar Project team wanted to design and build their project accordingly, with utmost care to protect and restore habitat.

The LEED for Homes Certificate program matched their goals of protecting the environment, reducing emissions as well as maintaining the tenant comfort and wellbeing, which is a must for their target customers Gülnar Homes is the very first LEED for Homes certified project in Turkey and Europe, and the third outside the U.S., the Gülnar project includes many green features and achievements:

  • Protection and restoration of habitat;
  • Minimum impact on environment during construction;
  • Energy efficient systems and high performance insulation;
  • Water savings via high-efficiency fixtures and rainwater reuse;
  • Low VOC materials Selection of regional/recycled materials.

DENEYIM CONSTRUCTION expects the project to result in energy savings of 20 percent and water use savings of 30 percent, compared to similar buildings. LEED certification has allowed the owner to promote the project on a higher platform, and to talk more confidently and openly about expected savings and enhancement in quality of life, since the project is certified with an internationally reliable rating system such as LEED.


Why Gülnar Evleri

All GÜLNAR Residences face south-west and consist of 10 villas each boasting an area of 280 square meters in total. The site of GÜLNAR Residences has been planned to contain 60% greenery and this feature of the compound renders it an ideal environment for those choosing to lead nature oriented lives. The location of GÜLNAR Residences, overlooking and dominating the valley, offers a panoramic view of the forest on a background of limitless GÜLNAR Residences, with its swimming pool and playground for children, common living areas with astoundingly aesthetic landscaping applications, private gardens allocated to each villa separately, comprehensive security system and comfortable parking space availability offers you the opportunity to seize a peaceful and calm life with all the modern amenities.

It is possible to enjoy the privileges of a private and independent life while befriending your elite neighbors. Moreover, a different life experience that is compliant with Green House concept designed according to the requirements of LEED Certificate is waiting for you. With its excellent walking route, Belgrad Forest will amaze and mesmerize you, while Atatürk Live Forest Museum, Burc Museum, Dalia Beach, and Solar Beach with the entertainment and joy of sea they provide, as well as the natural areas of Zekeriyakö y used for recreational and walking/jogging purposes along with horseback riding, go-kart and paintball activities would add to your enjoyment.

GÜLNAR Residences, located in the center of Zekeriyaköy, providing a token of fresh air to Istanbul, give you the means to be close to the dynamic environment of the city whenever you wish, thanks to its close proximity to Sarıyer-Cayırbaşı Tunnel, Hacı Osman-Taksim Metro line, Maslak Area metro stops and the route that the 3rd Bosphorus Bridge takes. At GÜLNAR Residences that are located on the axis of Zekeriyaköy, which continues to develop from one day to the other, all the comforts of city life can be found; from GÜLNAR residences the hypermarket is just at a distance of enjoyable short walk away while it can be said that transportation to the following destinations is fairly easy; educational institutions such as Acı Schools, The British International School, Doga College, Darüşşafaka Schools, FMV Işık High School, Enka Schools, Bosphorus University Sarıtepe Campus, Koc University, Istanbul University Bahceköy Campus, Yıldız Technical University Ayazaga Campus, Istanbul Technical University as well as health care institutions such as Private American Zekeriyaköy Family Health Care Center, private Acıbadem Maslak Hospital, Istinye State Hospital and Baltalimanı Bone Diseases Hospital. Moreover transportation to the shopping and social center Istinye Park is just 15 minutes away by car.