Boutique apartment, Ramat Gan
110 sqm | 2016-2017
An apartment for a young family of four, that resides in a preserved building built in the early 20th century in a popular area in Ramat Gan.
The condition of the building and the apartment was problematic, and as a part of the planning process we had to deal with constraints of beams and support pillars that limited the planning of the interior, and even to avoid lowering of plasterboards in order to keep the current ceiling height. The owners allowed us free rein, but nonetheless they were full partners in the process, when the limiting conditions were actually an opportunity for us to find creative solutions that will fulfill their dream. As a part of the renovation, all of the apartment’s systems were replaced, including flooring, doors, windows, electricity, plumbing, and air conditioning. For the windows, a Belgium profile of iron was selected and the inner doors were specially adjusted to the not standard height of the ceiling.
The chosen materials are of a warm nature, that emphasizes the unique-eclectic character of the house, for instance, the hardwood flooring was placed “fishbone” style, or the wall cover in the kitchen was made with a natural marble plate sawn in accordance to a customized cut. The end of the process resulted in a home full of charm and individual character, in which unique items combines, such as the records library, built by the owner himself, a decorative lamp of Aqua Creations in the dining room, and a bar made of brass and glass that is used both for decoration and storage above the kitchen’s island.
Photography: Dudu Almsali