Reviving and refurbishing this beautiful English home with modernity while leaving its rich heritage undisturbed Fraher Architects did a splendid job of combing the past with the present in an effortless and sensible fashion.
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.
Floor-to-ceiling glass windows open the living and dining area to the outdoors while the central room separates the wing with dining space kitchen kids’ bedrooms and breakfast zone from the zone that contains the master suite home gym and office.
A new foyer and a fireplace delineate space and offer more privacy to those in the living and dining room. The expansive lake views are hidden carefully by this feature and it is only when you venture in further that you realize the true magnificence on display.
Wood steel concrete and glass shape both the exterior and the interior of the house with the bay windows making a big difference to its overall form. With concrete and custom wooden shelves also making a big impact in the kitchen there is plenty of contrast to be found all around – both in terms of style and texture!
It is the second floor that houses the entrance of this fabulous home with a smart walkway leading to a cubic volume that is draped entirely in Brazilian teak. A large Cor-ten steel door provides visual and textural contrast to the curious entrance and leads into the foyer.
We all have had that moment in our lives when we feel that all we need is just ‘one more room’ to truly complete our home. And then we move on to a bigger house and the feeling remains despite all that newfound space!