It is the landscape the views on offer and the neighborhood that often define the silhouette of the house and the balance between privacy and ‘openness’ when it comes to design. Nestled in Kibbutz Yehiam Israel tends to veer more towards the latter with its unique design that blurs the conventional boundaries between the interior and the world outside.
Extensions to classic Victorian and heritage homes are often rear additions in glass and metal that tend to flow into the garden outside. But the in showcases a completely different approach to the extension of living space and a revamp of the interior by utilizing an ‘insert’ that is both modern and glassy!
White is undoubtedly the color of choice inside the house with shades of gray playing second fiddle. The use of bold color is kept to a minimum with additions such as the green bench at the breakfast zone offering a pleasant change of pace. Refined refreshing and at times quirky this Weston residence is all about light-filled bliss!
Since the image of a lifeguard tower was the source of inspiration materials used inside this Israeli home were kept as natural as possible. A concrete floor and ceiling act as two parallel planes that contain the white stucco walls presenting an image of simplicity and cheerfulness. There is no shortage of natural light here with the large framed windows also ushering in the view on offer! The open living area contains the kitchen and dining and flows onto the deck outside.
Features like top-notch insulation filtered heat and moisture recovery ventilation system and a smart home management system ensure that power consumption is kept minimal at all times. Every little detail of the house can be controlled from your smartphone or tablet even when the homeowners are away. Elegant unique and eco-friendly this smart Seattle dwelling offers a cool template for all those who wish do head down the green path!
The problem is often not the lack of space but the way we put existing space to use. We simply do not pay enough attention to the vertical space on offer and utilize it to the hilt as this smart modern residence in Slovakia does.
Some of the original features of the building like the façade wood paneling on the walls and skirting were carefully preserved restored and given a new lease on life while the floor plan of both the lower living level and the top bedroom level were considerably altered.