These houses were built on the slope of Korressos hill opposite the Temple of Hadrian in Ephesus. They were also known as the houses of the rich people of Ephesus and they consisted of two storeys of rooms surrounding yard. They were built on terraces and had been topped roman style roofs.
There were mosaic and frescoes on the floors of the houses and the ground floors consisted of living and dining rooms while the upper ones housed the bedrooms. The ground floors along Curetes street housed stores.
There was a heating system for the houses similar to the one used for the baths (clay pipes inside the walls or under the floor of the houses). There was also hot and cold water yet no windows so the rooms were lightened only through an open hall.