A brief discussion on and evaluation of habitation in general, house forms inparticular, in Ankara, within the last 150 years. Special reference will begiven to the concept of conservation and rehabilitation. The development ofthe house forms will be discussed in two different lines:-The emergence of new house forms, within architectural vocabulary; thetypes which can be identified; the social, economic and cultural contextwithin which new forms are defined; types and typologies of these forms.-An evaluation of the continuities in the housing stock; the variety present-ed by the contemporary physical environment and conservation.