Hundreds of chateaux have been abandoned at the Burj Al Babas luxury housing improvement in central Turkey, right after its developer filed for bankruptcy, as shown in this drone footage.

About halfway in between Turkey’s biggest city Istanbul and its capital Ankara, the Burj Al Babas improvement will contain 732 identical mini chateaux when, or if, it completes.

Begun in 2014, the hundreds of homes have been left in many states of completion given that the dramatic collapse of the Turkish economy led to developer Sarot Group to file for bankruptcy in November. The complex has debts of $27 million, reports Bloomberg.

Abandoned Turkish chateaus – Burj Al Babas luxury housing development in central Turkey
Building of the Burj Al Babas luxury housing improvement has stopped. Photo courtesy of Getty

Each and every of the homes are identical, with the developer controlling the external look and purchasers permitted to customise the internal layout.

Identical homes all in style of mini French chateaux

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The homes, which are getting constructed in the style of mini French chateaux, are all 3 storeys tall with a round corner turret and a square tower above their entrances.

They are closely arranged on 324-square-metre plots on a rural web site close to the town of Mudurnu, as can be noticed in the footage.

At the centre of the improvement a massive classical domed developing is also beneath building. This developing is intended to be the communal centre of the complicated and will contain shops, cinemas, restaurants, conference halls, smaller meeting rooms, and a nursery.

587 homes completed prior to bankruptcy 

It is also planned to home fitness facilities and involve a Turkish baths, saunas, steam rooms, and an aqua park, although basketball courts, tennis courts, and football pitches would be constructed alongside it.

Ahead of it filled for bankruptcy the developer had completed 587 homes in the improvement, with the chateaux sold for $370,000 to $530,000.

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Despite the fact that building has halted at the site Mezher Yerdelen, Sarot Group’s deputy chairman, told Bloomberg that he is hopeful that the improvement will continue.

“The project is valued at $200 million,” stated Yerdelen. “We only will need to sell 100 villas to spend off our debt. I think we can get more than this crisis in 4 to 5 months and partially inaugurate the project in 2019.”


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