Photos: Courtesy of Pitsou Kedem Architect
This incredible two-story modern concrete and glass dwelling was designed by Pitsou Kedem Architect, located in Herzelia Pituach, an affluent beachfront district in Israel. The concrete form appears to float while being anchored by a horizontal concrete wall that rests on a steel beam, hovering above a beautiful English garden. A wall of wooden slats surrounding the front facade of the property helps to conceal the home from the street, giving the homeowners a sense of seclusion and privacy. Offering 8,072 square feet (750 square meters) of living space, the home is characterized by clean lines and modern forms that dictates the entirety of the grounds.
Entrance into this architectural marvel is through transparent partitions, which leads you into the public zones. This encompasses the living and dining room, kitchen, lush garden and a reflecting pool, all of which have a seamless connection between indoors and out. The architects have stated that, “similarly, the entrance from the street prepares the visitor for the “space vessel” with the aid of shutter-like walls of wood – forming an outdoor lobby – barely visible from the street and open to the interior of the house.”