The design was based on traditional Ottoman houses of the 18thC. It was to include two separate areas, one for the Cakirhans and the other for their guests. Although referred to as living/ sleeping rooms, these areas are multipurpose as in traditional Turkish homes. Between them was to be a divanhane (Central Hall) in which the Cakirhans and their guests could gather. The southern façade of the house is shielded by an open loggia supported on columns. From here there is access to the two lateral living/sleeping rooms either side of a porch (mabeyn) which leads into a large polygonal divanhane, corresponding to the tradition of the central eyvan (hall) in Ottoman houses. There is access to shower rooms (where clothes were also kept) hidden behind pine doors and a kitchenette on one side and a lavatory on the other. There is also access to both of these rooms from the external loggia.