Crafted by Tel Aviv-based studio Pitsou Kedem Architects and architect the house has a cottage-style silhouette. Yet the use of a steel frame and large glass windows gives it an inherent modern vibe. The defining feature of is its expansive backyard with a spacious wooden deck luxurious seating and a lavish pool. Smartly placed trees and charming LED lighting further accentuate the tranquil appeal of this outdoor space.
But they were so mesmerized by the angular exterior traditional silhouette and the gorgeous landscape around it the project soon turned into an extensive renovation. The task fell to architect and interior designer of Levy Hamitzer architects who did deliver in style!
The dark wood backsplash adds to the visual drama and the dining area next to it stays visually connected with the outdoors thanks to the sliding glass doors. The use of a at the end makes the living area appear larger and far more airy.
Connected with the courtyard outside in a seamless fashion the house lets in ample natural ventilation along with smart pendant lighting to drive away any dark corners. Elegant and serene the is all about the smart use of natural materials!
One of the first things you notice about the penthouse is the presence of a remarkable South East Asian art collection that steals the show at every turn. While the style of the interior remains in line with the typical New York high-rise the extensive use of glass ensures that each space flows into the next.
The house places great emphasis on ensuring that the interior seamlessly extends to the outdoors so that the courtyard becomes an integral part of the living area. The color scheme is kept largely neutral with white and black dominating the entire house.
Even though it is hard to look beyond the view outside the real showstopper here is the silhouette of the structure that draws its inspiration from the banana slug which is a native of the region! The thin and elongated volume of the house bends and conforms to the undulated natural contours of the site.