Inspired by feng shui theory, this luxurious modern residence was designed with spectacular aluminum floating wall elements, detached from the floor and the ceiling, running between parallel paths at the front of the home. Built with two wings connected by a transition bridging the home, white structural steel columns and glass curtain walls illuminate the transparent nature of the design creating a broad sublime perspective of open space.
Recognized with an Honorary Mention in the Building Category of the 2012 Project of the Year in Architecture of Israel Quarterly Awards Ceremony in Tel Aviv, Architect Gal Marom said, “Our houses have no signature design, I try to escape it. If I am looking for a shared DNA, it is the fact that everyone will enter the house through the front of a relatively opaque space that preserves the privacy of tenants and allows them to enjoy all the size of the lot as soon as you pass the threshold. So those who stand on the street in front of this house face two entrances; one at street level that is a path covered with teak bars for the pedestrians, and the second is designed for vehicles, down below street level and leads to underground parking. The result is two parallel lines of motion.”
Located in the beautiful town of Caesarea on one of the most spectacular shorelines in Israel, the residence is set next to a golf course with magical sunsets and infinite ocean views that melt into the horizon. Halfway between Tel Aviv and Haifa, Caesarea is a historic city with ancient Roman Imperial ruins that has turned into a prestigious modern town with a vibrant lifestyle. Caesarea’s upscale setting is the location of Israel’s only 18-hole golf course and home to politician and current Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu.
Founded over 120 years ago by the famous philanthropist Baron Rothschild, Caesarea is the only town in Israel that is managed by a private company, The Edmund de Rothschild Caesarea Development Corporation Ltd. Caesarea’s prestigious golf club which was built in the 1960’s by the family of Baron Rothschild was redesigned in 2008 by noted golf architect Pete Day and is known as one of the most beautiful and challenging golf courses in the Middle East.