Villa Salame

Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

Villa Salame is located in South Tel Aviv, in the midst of alleys crowded with garages and craft shops. The house was originally built in the 1850s as a residential estate for an orchard owner and his family, featuring an inner courtyard in a local traditional style.

Our design considered and retained the historical properties of the house –the stonework and the original volumes –and introduced contemporary elements that suit the needs of a young gay couple.

The Limestone was exposed and cleaned up and lightweight steel frame windows were installed in the original openings – providing unexpected views between and through different spaces. The guest bathroom was completely rebuilt with a modern bare-concrete ceiling and custom-designed painted concrete floor tiles.

With Jonathan Canetti Architecture
Photography: Boaz Lavie