The natural green landscape around the house becomes an integral part of the open living area with large glass windows completely opening up the interior visually. Yet the bedrooms are tucked away neatly to keep out the chill of winter nights and prying eyes.
Utilizing the uniqueness and exquisite charm of Margraf marbles architect does a stunning job of crafting a home that is both understated and dashing at the same time. From the façade clad ever so carefully in diagonally-cut to a bathroom backdrop covered in Onice Verde this is a home that exudes marble magic!
GITC arquitectura turned to a concrete plinth to give the home a structurally sound base with Chilean wood glass and concrete shaping the interior. It is the first level of the house that contains the double height living area along with other public spaces while the second level holds the expansive bedrooms along with the bathrooms. Confined to the basement are the music room recreational zones home theater and other fun spaces. A beautiful stairwell connects the various levels even while allowing for unhindered flow of light.
Designed by RUFproject a custom screen made out of Sapele wood slats shields the top level of the house from excessive sunlight and also provides necessary privacy. A beautiful entry combines different elements as the small reflecting ponds stone steps wooden door and bamboo garden well and truly bring home the Oriental vibe.
Large glass windows open up the private zones of the house to the ocean view outside while the street façade of the retreat benefits from a retaining wall that provides privacy. Repetitive pod-like design of both the public and private units gives the structure a contemporary look with large walls of shelves and cabinets adding ample storage and display space.
The new house replaces a more modest dwelling and it is a series of wooden decks and walkways that allow it to combine effortlessly with the green landscape outside. With a living area that feels more like an open lounge connecting the adult and the kids’ wings life at this cheerful Israeli home is all about spending as much time outside as possible.
On the inside it is a series of open and close spaces stylish living areas where wooden warmth is combined with polished finishes and elegant contemporary décor that set the mood. The existing Queenslander was moved towards the neighboring two-story home while a single townhouse was added next to the series of three continuous dwellings to fit the entire development within the constraints of the limited site.