Neve Tzedek, one of the oldest and most magical parts of Tel Aviv, is not shy of tree-lined avenues, quaint alleyways, boutique shops and Art Nouveau and Bauhaus architecture. Walking around this beautiful pocket of the city, I always wondered what lies behind the eclectic assortment of overgrown entrances and unkept doorways. This week I visited a friend’s new holiday home and learnt just what could be hiding behind one of these facades.
The four-story townhouse was bursting with character and enchantment. The front courtyard leads into a double height ceiling living space and a rustic kitchen. I always think that a holiday home should open your heart, and I loved how much light and space the generous windows and high ceilings offered the place.
The interiors were sourced from local boutiques, high end and high street designers including Zara Home, Made and pieces bought at auction. Everything from the furniture to individual details complemented the building’s own spectacular character, from it’s exposed brick walls to blue shutters and tiled bathrooms. I especially loved the different coloured patterned rugs that added elegance and a sense of calm. Owned by a fun-loving art collector, the house benefits from unique sculptures and colourful paintings. And the best part? The old fashioned steel lift with a sky light and a wacky pink and gold painted interior. I have no doubt you’ll all love the house as much as I did!