How to create an informal, modest home, which still carries the sense of freedom, style, light and elegance? This difficult task was laid in front of the architects competing for the construction of this spacious plot in Israel. The winner studio created dynamic, open “Mediterranean village“ – rooted strongly in the slated plot surrounding the building composition.
The house consists of three wings (privet, social and functional-serves zones) all strongly interconnected with each other but mostly with the garden and the exterior premises. This connection and the blurring of the borders between the interior and the beautiful gardens, olive groves, and wide infinity pool are the ones defining the house and its character. Every room from the vast living premise to the cozy children rooms and kitchen dining combination are organically connected with the surrounding natural landscape. The vast floor-to-ceiling glass walls introduce not only abundance of natural light, ventilation and the esthetical pleasure of the green life but also define the mobile, free spirit of this house – resembling a pavilion surrounded by beautiful gardens.
The interior design is elegantly corresponding with the “connectivity” of the architectural plan. The color palette is organic, light and natural. This allows the comfort and the artistry of the furnishing and decoration to stand out and compose one well-balanced atmosphere. The furnishing successfully combines modern shapes with classic comfort, low round elements with higher rectangular objects, natural materials, and functional additions.
Those dynamic juxtapositions and combinations are additionally underlined and spiced up by some art details and impressive objects that define space. Like the pure white bed wall in the master bedroom made by carpentry, laser cut to project the image of the garden or the rural shapes of the swimming pool lounges. Altogether the house offers calm elegance, contemporary style and wonderful outdoor connection – what more to be desired for a comfortable modern living? Photographs: Oded Smadar