This young family wanted a modestly sized house that will suit their budget, but was also will be comfortable, warm, inviting and with a distinctive rural character. An important condition was the option of expanding the house in the future to match the changing needs of the growing family. To accommodate this, the house was planned as single-story, but with an architectural and structural infrastructure set in place for a future second floor. The lot faces a lovely view of the hills of the Lower Galilee on one side, and a view of Mt. Tavor on the other. This advantage affected the house’s positioning and the locations of its various spaces.
The topographic conditions, and the desire to keep the hills in view, led to the decision of positioning the house at a height of roughly 1.5 meters above the road. A tile roof "brim" encircles the house, softening its appearance. A long, stepped entry path, bordered by flowerbeds on both sides, gradually prepares visitors for the warm, peaceful atmosphere that awaits them inside. An impressive, solid-wooden front door leads into a spacious entry hall. A living room, dining room, kitchen, and adjacent service room complete the public areas of the house, all facing the hills of the Lower Galilee. The parents' unit, which overlooks Mt. Tavor, the two children’s bedrooms and a study (which doubles as a shielded room, MAMAD) make up the private section of the house. At the center lies an open patio, where the staircase leading to the upper floor will be positioned.
The clients asked to live in a warm house, with an optimistic, vernal atmosphere. The color palette and finish materials were selected accordingly: a gentle peach hue was chosen for the exterior walls, and the rich presence of the red roof tiles is framed by cream colored wooden beams. For the flooring, we selected 30x30 cm terracotta hued tiles. For the windows and doors, we chose a delicate cream hue that complements the wooden beams, while all the woodwork was designed in a rural style and painted with pastel colors.
Major parts of the planning and design process took place while the family was abroad.