Gemile has been built using river-washed stones that were harvested over the centuries by smallholders from the Eşen district of Fethiye. To be able to use the area's rich, alluvial soil to grow their crops, these farmers had to remove all these stones, deposited by the Eşen river over millennia, by hand. Rather than throw the stones away they used them to build boundary walls and even houses. These stones, which have witnessed this country's history, have now been collected and used to bring about a new story, that of Gökçe Gemile.
On the ground floor, adjacent to the twin bedroom, there is a shower room that also serves as a cloakroom for guests. This may be the smallest room in the house, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in style.
The floating staircase, also known as a cantilever staircase, is a masterpiece of design and craftsmanship used to access the first floor, the two master bedrooms and the shared balcony, from which there are superlative 180° views of the Gökçe Gemile bay, the coastline, the mountains and the forests.
The two master suites have their own distinctive styles. Full of character, the West Suite takes as its inspiration how a room could have looked in one of the houses at Levissi houses in Kayaköy. Likewise, the most sensational aspect of the East Suite has to be the vaulted ceiling. It goes without saying, both the shower rooms included unique examples of Gökçe Gemile's remarkable basins and tiling.
The garden is also home to a pool house, an ideal bolthole for teenagers, overnight visitors, nannies or staff.