Our home is at Tarabya, the northern coastline of Bosphorus. It is 45 minutes to Taksim. But especially if you have something around here it would be perfect choice because it is only one minute to Bosphorus. It has a nice balcony facing a park. There are trees all around the building.
It is 20 min. to Istanbul Technical University and Maslak, 40 min. to Koç University.