You will not see it from the street, only a side road brings you there. It is surrounded by old pecan trees and a Mediterranean garden in the hidden part of Kfar Shmaryahu. It is a one story house spread over 140 square meters only. A simple pyramid shaped tiled roof, undecorated facades, and prominent entrance door, all creating the image of a little house taken from a child's drawing. The interior is divided into a "public area" (living room, kitchen, dining room, office) and a "private area" (bedrooms and toilets) both combined. The living room is made up of intimate activity corners that create together one big spacious place illuminated and full of action. Three steps and a banister separate the public zone from the private zone which is visually hidden because of the special way the space is divided, without the need of a barrier or a wall. The standard sized grey flooring reflects warmness and simplicity. The kitchen cabinets and the niched bookshelves are painted white blending with the white of the walls. Most of the light sources are concealed in the ceiling leaving place for unique sculptured lighting artifacts located in central points: over the dining table and above the door to the garden. The specially designed furniture outstands functionally and visually contrasting the bright walls. Art in the house has an essential role and prominent presence. The large sized paintings by Smadar Elyassaf , the owner of the house, influence the whole atmosphere. The living area is open to three directions of natural light sources enabling long distance sight.
The project was done in cooperation with designer Didi Nachshon.
An article about Eliassaf's home was published by Israeli "At" Magazine with photographs by Shay Adam.
In this blog I am sharing my personal view as the architect.