This town in Turkey is full of Disney-like abandoned Castles
January 23, 2019 - Turkey
Approximately halfway between Turkey's largest city Istanbul and its capital Ankara, the Burj Al Babas development will contain 732 identical mini chateaux when, or if, it completes.
Begun in 2014, the houses have been left in various states of completion since the dramatic collapse of the Turkish economy led to developer Sarot Group to file forbankruptcy in November. The complex has debts of $27 million, reports Bloomberg.
Each of the houses are identical, with the developer controlling the external appearance and buyers allowed to customise the internal layout.
The houses, which are being built in the style of miniFrench chateaux, are all three storeys tall with a round corner turret and a square tower above their entrances. They are closely arranged on 324m2 plots.
The villas are located near the small town of Mudurnu in Turkey's northwestern region. Before the developer filed for bankruptcy, the houses were being sold for $370,000 to $530,000.
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