Houses of Amasia
The examples of traditional Amasya houses saw in several places into the city, especially ahead the Yeşilırmak river, form an important amalgamation among Amasya’s architectural constructions.
Amasya Houses , mostly built in the 19th century were put beneath protection based on the act on 05.05.1992 and no 2364 by the Protection Board of Ankara Cultural also Natural Possessions in accordance with the act no. 2863.
These houses are the examples built with Hımış and Bağdadi techniques. Generally, they are side-by-side, terraced houses. Yalıboyu Houses represent the most attractive examples of them. active the coast of the Yeşilırmak are these houses, built active the historical ramparts of the castle with sun-dried bricks and the roofs covered with grooved tiles. They carry wholly the features of traditional Ottoman houses and are in harmony with Amasya’s historical identity.
These houses are built active basements as one otherwise two-storey buildings. In some houses ‘Şahniş’ is built either on the first floor or active the second floor. They usually have courtyards also gardens. The garden is in the middle, also the rooms are separated as male and female rooms. The inner piece of the house is closed to passer-bys. This state of organism closed in other buildings is sometimes made inclusive of high garden walls.
The second floors of the houses are generally bay windowed. As a effect, these windows both maintain the symmetrical structure of the house and create more room. On the other hand, these houses are enlarged by props put into the walls called ‘eliböğründe’ and in this method the inner parts pf the houses are provided with comfort and universe.
Thanks to these props , the second floors which are made more outward, wider and brighter encompass more windows in proportion to the first floors. The windows are projecting and each is into groups of three. In front of the windows are wooden cages to prevent the inner piece of the house since being seen. Daily existence is spent inside the rooms called sofas. In these rooms are overall fireplace, anything used intended making drinks such as tea, coffee or sherbet (a Turkish traditional sweet drink), built-in cupboards, shelves and platform used as a sofa. Besides these things, there are not any baths into most of the houses except a few ones. In that case, constructed-in cupboards are used for that purpose. wholly these units inside the rooms are indispensable pieces of the daily existence.
Apart from the units inside the houses, there are some units , essential for daily life into the garden and into the courtyard. Among these are water-wells also furnaces. In some examples, threre are also ovens in order to supply bread. Therefore, we can say that inner also outer parts of the houses are so dependent from each other that they complete each different.