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Sep062011

The best of both worlds

One minute I love modern...and the next minute I love rustic. Every now and then I come across a home that has both, but this home is pretty much the extreme of what is modern and rustic. It is located in Jaffa, Tel Aviv and from what Google translator told me, it is at least a century old and has been restored and modernized. I am taken with the juxtaposition of the stone arches with the polished concrete floors and sleek cabinetry and furnishings. (via Mimdap)

  

  

Reader Comments (17)

Yes, yes, yes!!! I LOOOOOOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cave-like walls yet bathed in light....

6 Sep 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCata

It´s the same for me. At the end of the day, I like it all, as far as it has that something. No matter what style it belongs, if it has it... style.

6 Sep 2011 | Unregistered CommentertheROOM

That's an amazing house. Seriously amazing.

6 Sep 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJanne

rustic AND modern...yes!
this space is soooo my cup of tea. :)

6 Sep 2011 | Unregistered Commenterstyle odyssey

Oh yes - just gorgeous! With views like that, minimal is definitely best!
Does anyone happen to recognise where the rug is from? I'm looking for something just like that for my space...

6 Sep 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKitzieG

truly incredible...i'd like to move in...thanks for sharing.

6 Sep 2011 | Unregistered Commentercabbagerose

I'll take one of those views please! Whew, that balcony is the best 'room' in the house!

6 Sep 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrooth

kitzieg, the rug is the Mangas rug by Patricia Urquiola. stunning, yes?

6 Sep 2011 | Unregistered Commentercabbagerose

Thanks so much cabbagerose!

6 Sep 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKitzieG

So... I'm alone in thinking that it doesn't work. That's okay, I'm used to it! At least it doesn't feel like a desecration - more like a photographic double-exposure.

6 Sep 2011 | Unregistered Commenteroregonbird

Gorgeous!! Love!

6 Sep 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMezzanine

It doesn't work for me at all.

Great space, great light. Modern minimalist approach is a good design choice but the execution lacks imagination and I find most of the spaces dysfunctional.

In a nutshell, great architecture, terrible interior design.

6 Sep 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLightDot

I love the stone walls, it feels like a light-filled cave :)

6 Sep 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

I'm with Oregonbird, seems like spaces are very contrived, not a livable home.

6 Sep 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlea

Amazing place. Just amazing.

8 Sep 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjja

S-t-u-n-n-I-n-G...... No plants in sight. Bare... Raw.. Yet it works!

8 Sep 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMabelzzz

indeed truly amazing, and every home needs a heart, it reflects the innermost, so I whish the owners to have that peace if heart.
Peace be with you!

26 Apr 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbarbara joseph

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