PROJECT

Tuscany in the Heart of Herzliya

  • STRUCTURE : 2005
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  • CATEGORY : House
  • LOCATION : Herzliya
A family home for a couple + grown children

Tuscany in the Heart of Herzliya

This historic house, which was one of the first houses to be built in Herzliya Pituach, was renovated from the core, and turned into a Tuscany/country style home.

This modestly sized property, originally built in the 1950’s, was one of several properties in a residential complex built on the ideals of a socialist community surrounded by greenery, with no fences/partitions between properties and very much influenced by the Kibbutz Settlement structure that characterized Israel in its early years.

The property owners, a couple in their 50’s, wanted a cozy and comfortable home inspired by Provence and colonial construction. A home which would, amongst other things, serve as an adequate setting for their art and antique collections, which they have collected over the years.

The meticulous planning aimed to preserve the authentic and original elements of the property, but also aimed to introduce a new modern feel with a unique architectural vision that paid its respects to the original architect.

The original tile roof was demolished and instead an impressive tile roof, aligned with that of the house next door, was fitted. Large steel pillars were fixed at the front of the house accentuating the existing porch. The windows and other openings were framed with steel Belgian profiles, except for the front door that previously belonged to an old, demolished house.  Wooden shutters were fitted to add a warm country feel to the property.

Raising the height of the roof created another level in which a master bedroom was built. This room overlooks the back garden with a swimming pool running along it, creating a relaxing and pastoral view.

Structure: 350 sqm

Plot: 650 sqm

Construction: Buky Snir

Photography: Valerie Ziuz