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At the beginning of the twentieth century (1900-1910), the brothers Muharrem, Recep and Yusuf Tarakçıoğlu, the elders of the Tarakçıoğlu family, decided to build a family mansion in the village of Makrevis, in the Russian city of Maykop, with the money they earned. However, at that time, they could not find an opportunity to draw such a project. The project, drawn in Moscow and brought to Turkey.



The cut stones required for the construction of the building were transported from the surrounding quarries by ox carriages by opening a special road. 60 masters worked separately, including stonemasons, carpenters, sawmills, door-window and various ornamental joinery masters in the building, and lower hall masters. 60 masters finished the workmanship of the lower big hall in 6 months.


Most of the materials belonging to the building, including the door, window and door hinges and roof tiles were brought from Russia to Rize Athens (now Pazar district) by ferry. Even glass tiles that are found between the tiles in order to make the roof space bright were brought specially. The colored stained glass windows between the flat window glasses and the life (hall) and room glasses were brought from Russia with a special stamp. Stained glass windows are occasionally placed in the hall and room windows.


The mansion has four floors and 30 rooms. The barn floor, ground floor (used floor) of the building has been completely constructed. The room divisions of the first floor above the entrance were partially made, the door and window joinery were completely made, and only the room divisions of the last floor (second floor) were made. The roof is complete, including glass tiles. During the construction of the mansion, the First World War started and mobilization was declared. However, all 60 masters were martyred and no one returned. All tools and materials belonging to the masters remained at home.


There were balconies on both sides of the building. One of these balconies is a seating area with a glass window, wooden cedar with an entrance from the first (above the ground floor) above the main entrance door, and the ceiling is made of wood carvings and gold glaze. The rear balcony is the same, but with a silver glaze on the ceiling and built above the rear door entrance. These balconies were removed later. If it is desired to be repaired in accordance with the original, balconies can be described by drawing.


The processing and polishing of the living rooms and balconies are made in different colors. The woodwork consists of 3-4 colors. Gold, silver polish and dark blue, red and green colors are used in the embroidery. In addition, a lightning rod was placed on the roof at that time to protect it from lightning.


There are fireplaces embedded in cut stone in the guest rooms (at the front and back door entrances) on the ground floor of the mansion and in the two corner rooms on the front. Above the fireplace is the library embedded in the cut stone on the wall. In addition, there are stone-paved bathrooms in each room on the ground floor, which descend through a step built into the wooden couch.


The rooms on the ground and upper floors of the mansion were built in two levels. The first compartment was built similar to today's wardrobe rooms with wooden cabinets on both sides. In the transition from the first to the second section, the door is decorated with stained glass. The second part of each room is facing wooden cedar or one-sided cedar and wooden table etc. It is furnished with.


The cabinets in the kitchen section with a small square stone floor at the entrance are decorated with master examples of wood carving. There are cellar rooms on both doors of the kitchen. In addition, in the cellar room located on the first floor above the entrance, a built-in cellar with a drawer system was built for dry legumes and other materials. The hall ceiling decorations are also made with gold thread and wood carving like balcony ceiling decorations. The front façade windows of the hall are made of stained glass decorated glasses that move up and down to the ceiling to provide light. In the mansion, there are 10 rooms on each floor, 8 rooms opening to the living room and two guest bedrooms with entrance from the kitchen. A wooden toilet was built in the backyard of the house. There are two other toilets belonging to the house in the barn entrance (towards the back door exit). The toilets are accessed through a door and a ladder in the hall of the house. The barn parts of the building consist of a dome brick ceiling. Wrought iron embroidery was used on the separation of the barn section, windows and doors.


The mansion was used by family members until the 1970s. The third floor, whose flooring and decorations were not completed during use, was demolished and the mansion was lowered one floor and the building was tried to be protected by roof repair.

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