raanan stern renovates vibrant 1970's family house in israel raanan stern renovates vibrant 1970's family house in israel
nov 15, 2013

raanan stern renovates vibrant 1970's family house in israel

raanan stern renovates vibrant 1970’s family house in israel
image © gidon levin
all images courtesy of raanan stern

 

 

 

originally built in the 1970’s, the renovation to this family home by tel-aviv-based architect raanan stern has a vibrant, yet relaxing atmosphere. wanting to emphasize the structure, colorful spaces are divided along an elongated plan. two shared, external walls maximize natural light, filtering it through to the interior in both directions. a diverse paint palette has been incorporated, and large mirrors on the ground floor foster a feeling of movement. the central kitchen unit is made from olive painted wood and exposed birch surfaces – it stands on a low, black platform, giving a light and airy feel to the heavy wooden unit. re-appropriated furniture pieces, such as table lamps from the 70’s were dismantled and turned into colorful metal lighting fixtures above the dining room. furthermore, the original terrazzo staircase was renovated and a new wooden handrail installed to soften its large mass. individual areas for the five family members were created through long white walls and definitive, colored surfaces. the living room connects directly to the exterior – a low pergola allows enough light to penetrate through, while still providing a sufficient amount of shade.

 

 


view from the backyard looking through to the renovated living and kitchen spaces
image © gidon levin

 

 


a vibrant color palette was incorporated into the design, softened by the use of natural materials
image © gidon levin

 

 


the original terrazzo staircase was renovated and a new wooden handrail installed
image © gidon levin

 

 


detail of the kitchen
image © gidon levin

 

 


the master bedroom
image © gidon levin

 

 


individual spaces for the five family members were created
image © gidon levin

 

 


table lamps from the 70’s were dismantled and turned into colorful metal lighting fixtures
image © gidon levin

 

 


view of the sink and storage unit
image © gidon levin

 

 


ground floor plan

 

 


first floor plan

 

 

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