Description by Lev – Gargir Architects:
This apartment is in one of the best residence towers in Tel-Aviv overlooking a breathtaking panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea, the picturesque rooftops of “Neve Tzedek” and old Jaffa. 2,000 sq. Ft.
Designed as a summer home for a Swiss family, the intention was to reflect a different styling than their home in Zurich.
A bright, well lit – but warm and inviting boutique vacation space was created.
Long clean lines lead from one room to the next – and onward to the view outside the curtain walls.
The interior design, furniture selection and fabric fittings were chosen to give an enveloping feeling of a familiar, cozy home setting with mix and match clusters in soft monochromatic surroundings.
Design Office: Lev – Gargir Architects
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Photographs : Itay Sikolski
Description by Rotem Guy:
The original house was built in 1951 for a Jewish immigrant family from Libya. At first it was a tiny unit, typical of the houses built by the Jewish Agency in those years. Through the years, as the family grew, the house was enlarged. In the renovation process I preserved its central elements which represented it along the years and were an integral part of its form and content. Into those I weaved new content to accommodate it for its new lodgers – a cook and a designer. As the walls and the ceiling were exposed, a unique visual form was created which led to a clear deliberation as to the proceedings of building the house. The oldest part, which belonged to the first unit, contains the kitchen, dining area and bedroom. The room at the entrance, which was a later addition, is now singled out by a “carpet” of grey floor tiles. On the other end of the house which contains the living room, wooden roof beams belonging to the original house had been exposed and preserved, as well as the old book-shelves, which were an important core of the original house.
Design Office: Rotem Guy
Photographs: Peled Studios