Mimar Sinan House (House of Architect Sinan)

The stone house in the Ağırnas District of Kayseri, where Architect Sinan was born in 1490, served as the "chief architect" during the reigns of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent (1520-66), Selim II (1566-74) and Murad III (1574-95), attracts visitors with its architecture.

Mimar Sinan House (House of Architect Sinan)

Architect Sinan lived here until he was 23 years old. Fortunately, as the region of his birth is volcanic, structural stone architecture has developed. The house of Mimar Sinan himself was also made from this material, and there is an arched area inside the house itself – a gallery that can take up to 150 people at one time. Stove and hearth in one room additionally provide provision for heating and cooking within the same installation: a chimney located on top furnishes both ventilation services as well as evidence of lighting function too!

The house is divided into several sections, some for people and others for animals. There are also warehouses, storage rooms with a cellar as well as cedar storage areas. The stone insulation was cool in summer and warm in winter due to its design; this gives inspiration to Sinan in his buildings. The master architect's house was turned into a museum and opened its doors to visitors in 2006. The museum is open for visitation from 9 A.M to 4 P.M daily.