While it resembles one of those lavish retreats from the outside the Naked House is all about stripping away unnecessary frills and ‘over the top’ opulence. After spending years around some of the most luxurious homes and five-star getaways in the region Gerritsen wanted to move away from this modern trend.
If you come from the school of thought that perception is indeed reality then this contemporary Israeli home does well and truly float on water for you! Surrounded by a sleek reflective surface and clad in glass and large basalt rocks this house is all about creating the visual illusion of a breezy residence that is gently floating in mid air.
The impressive residence welcomes you with an airy living space that opens up into the lush green courtyard. Large glass walls and doors connect this area with the expansive courtyard that also features a refreshing pool. Offering unabated views of the city lights in the distance this dreamy spot is filled with comfy decor along with twin Barcelona chairs that steal the show. A delicate balance between wood stone and glass and a beautiful mezzanine level capture your attention instantly.
An entrance hall that leads to the main living areas is placed in between two large double garages that give the home a distinct street façade. A lovely koi pond and a beautiful entryway leading to this main hall set the tone for the colors and the design style used to shape the interior.
Featuring a living room kitchen dining room and a bedroom the house keeps its floor plan both uncomplicated and traditional. The garden also features some typical elements that bring in like the wheel fountain which is predominantly found in gardens of the region. Curated flowering plant beds and beautiful stone pathways complete the outdoors.
With an unabated view of the majestic valley below this cool home was once a simple cottage that needed an extension and revamp thanks to the growing needs of the family. In came architect Matt Elkan who transformed the space while keeping the cozy cottage style firmly intact.
The fabulous white kitchen and the spacious dining room continue this bright rustic theme while neat candle sconces chandeliers and pendants offer the appropriate lighting. Featuring four bedrooms and a home office along with the baths on the top level this cottage in Lodi truly captures the magic of a dreamy summer escape filled with lazy evenings and long nights!