In a 1970s building in Tel Aviv, Studio Raanan Stern renovated the original apartment, which had been divided up into smaller spaces, to be an open, light-filled home. Now, an elongated space has become the new, open living area with windows at one end that keep it well lit. Throughout, the apartment uses five shades of grey with varying levels of gloss, which help highlight the black elements and changes between spaces.
The new dining room and kitchen are placed on the exterior side by the windows and overlook the park. The center of the apartment is the lounge/living area with a massive wooden shelving unit on one side and steel-framed glass doors that lead to the study, on the other.
A large mirror at the opposite end of the windows reflects light throughout the living room.
The dining room and kitchen are defined by a light concrete tile floor.
The kitchen is decked out in black cabinetry, metal details, and hints of American walnut for a fresh spin.
The glass doors that separate the study from the main living space bring in additional natural light.
The master bedroom is separated from the bathroom by a steel and glass partition, a nod to those common 70s materials.
Photos by Gidon Levin.