How often are we tempted to bring home a shiny new furnishing because we just made an impulse buy? When we think of renovations and restoration projects our mind is often filled with thoughts of converting an old hub into a glossy contemporary space filled with the most modern decor.
The owners of the house include a family in their fifties with a couple of kids as well as their mother who wanted a house with the aura of a timeless Japanese design. The interior is clad largely in Japanese cypress that has been brought from the family’s farm in the forest near.
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.
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.
Oversized windows large glass doors three expansive terraces and smartly placed skylights that usher in ample ventilation ensure that the line between the indoors and the world outside is blurred. Taking advantage of the lovely city skyline views outside the focus is kept on creating a vibrant home that allows you to take in the many sights and sounds of the iconic city.
Renovating an ’80s home into a contemporary residence that fits the specific needs of a homeowner is a task that is challenging enough. But the founder of Marco Costanzi Architetti was faced with a challenge that is far more unconventional and demanded greater sensitivity.
The master bedroom and bathroom follow a similar style as one can see a variety of upcycled furnishings throughout. Beautiful breezy and eco-conscious this fabulous Israeli house shows that adopting a planet-friendly style is not just about using high-tech gadgets and turning towards alternate energy.