On Jaffa’s port, a 100 square meters stone house hosts a brilliant renovation project by Pitsou Kedem Architects studio. This cube-shaped house is at least one century old, therefore the architects worked on restoring its historical beauty, by bringing back to the top the original materials and details which had been hidden under a more modern covering.
The renovation was aimed at enhancing the original stone walls as well as the sand elements by taking off any modern item to emphasize the antique feel of the interior.
The result is an airy open space combining stone vault ceilings, original recesses, arch windows and some modern details. In this way the history of this Israeli house has been preserved, yet the space now looks further enhanced thanks to the employment of the open space style as well as some minimalistic materials such as steel and iron featured on the custom made furniture pieces, on the white sofas and on the suspended staircase leading to the mezzanine.
The highlight of this renovation is the balanced mix between old and modern elements, such as the juxtaposition between stone walls, steel kitchen and design furniture.
A place where harmony takes over, with a breathtaking view above the sea which is perfectly enjoyable from the wide kitchen windows as well as the terrace.
Architecture: Pitsou Kedem architects
Design team: Pitsou Kedem, Raz Melamed, Irene Goldberg
Photographer: Amit Geron