BACK TO LIFE
We usually don’t like renovations. They always sound like a rather cheap investment buy always end up being expensive. At first they always seem flexible but they end up having a long list of obligations. You start with reassured feelings that you have full control of what is ahead, but as the projects advances, you realize that many of your basic assumptions are irrelevant to the actual situations erupting on site. But when these clients were really asking for it, we decided to give it a chance.
We took this old house, originally housing 12 (!!) bedrooms, and readjusted it to the reality of 30 years later. A reality in which one of the family's son was coming back to live in his childhood home. At first, we mainly destroyed. We cancelled 7 of the original rooms, changed the technical systems and mainly rejoined all the spaces that were hidden within the maze of rooms and floors. The biggest challenge of this project is the one which is hard to pronounce with words, preserving the house's original spirit and feel, that was held within it since the 70's.
Site area: 1050 sq | built area: 750 sq
Architect in charge: Merav Twig | Project management: "Danny & Aviv" | Photographs: Amit Geron