Renovated Family House in an Israeli Moshav

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Originally built by the Jewish Agency in 1951, this home was created for a family immigrating from Libya in the years after WWII. Located in Porat, a moshav, or village, in Israel, the settlement promised reprieve from prejudice. The family flourished over the years, and the house was expanded to accommodate the growth. Most recently, the home was renovated by the Porat-based architect Rotem Guy. Updating the space while honoring its history, Guy partially exposed the walls and ceilings, letting the vintage texture show through. The effect is especially powerful in the living room, where the raw wooden roof beams create a canopy over the entertainment center. The rustic detailing contrasts with the white walls and polished floors of the colorful kitchen and dining room, generating conversation among each and every room, from the home office to the terrace dining area.

Photography by Peled Studios

Holly

Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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