A 270 square meter plot was used as the basis for this impressive Tel Aviv mansion consisting of a basement and a whopping 6 floors. The owners wanted to create the experience of living in a private home but within the city.
The architect, Pitsou Kedem , designed an urban-style courtyard on the roof and as a result reversed the usual, permanent, order of things. The authentic urban skyline reveals to the people in the courtyard the rooftops of Tel Aviv, realizing the urban experience the owners wanted to achieve.
The architectural design was based on a cross-section of the structure while creating a physical and visual relationship between all floors. Each floor has an area of approximately 100 square meters and each floor is used for a different purpose. This allows the residents of the home to create communal meeting spaces in addition to separate areas that together maximize the use of the space and maximize the privacy that everyday life in a home requires.
For example, the parents have their own floor, with a bathroom en suite, a spacious walk-in closet and a library. The floor below is furnished for the children with two children’s rooms and corresponding bathrooms. The communal living room can be found on the top floor, where you also have access to the terrace with the luxurious swimming pool. Woodpaneling is used around ground floor openings and is also used to hide the hall and a separate living unit.
Stairs and elevator
If you have so many floors, an elevator is of course not a superfluous luxury. The lift that has been installed also looks super cool, matching the style of the home. Today, such lifts are very affordable. A nice home lift via Triwatrapliften.nl is already available from 30,000 euros.
In addition to the sturdy lift, there is of course also a staircase. And what kind of one! The home’s internal staircase is designed as a dramatic vertical line. Unlike the stairwell common in most apartment buildings, which is usually designed to be hidden from view, the stairwell in this design is open and runs along a wall of tough silicate blocks.
Photography: Amit Geron