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A Home Renovation in Giv’atayim, Israel

By Magaly Grosso


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This house, which dates back to the 1950s, once had only one floor. During its renovation, a second floor was constructed, as such allowing the structure to serve as a home to a family of five. This project was carried out by Amitzi Architects in 2016, and is located in Giv’atayim, Israel.

The house, which is a long construct, boasts 200 meters squared, where the entire family can freely use the space as needed.

In the exterior, a terrace with wood walls and an outside dining room was built, with the idea of being able to enjoy a family dinner on sunny days. The concrete walls that accompany the terrace complete its space.

Main entrance with wood door

Through the large glass walls, we can see the modern living room. It is composed by a comfortable and soft couch with modern seats, which are both in front of a television.

View of the living room from the terrace through the glass walls
Terrace with dark wood floors and concrete walls

Behind the couch, there’s a wooden table, over which we can find a modern hanging lamp, which is itself accompanied by black chairs. They form a part of the dining room as well as the white kitchen, with a minimalistic style that completes the space, and where we can find the three social areas of the house.

Complete view of the social areas: the living room, the dining room, and the kitchen

At one side of the house, a black metallic staircase rises alongside a white wall, thus creating an important contrast of colors. This staircase leads up to the second floor, where we can find the private areas of the home. Here we can find the bedrooms, with soft colors and comfortable beds that invite the occupants to take a moment’s rest.

Bedroom with light colors and comfortable bed
View of the internal terrace from the bedroom

The elegant and modern bathrooms, decorated in neutral colors, complete the areas in which the family enjoys its privacy.

Modern bathroom with neutral colors

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About Magaly Grosso

Magaly Grosso was born in Venezuela where she grew up and studied Advertising and Marketing. With time, she realized that what she truly wanted to dedicate herself to was Interior Design, which is why she decided to study it and devote herself to it. Learn more about HomeDSGN's Editorial Process.

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