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Family House In Israel Gets A Contemporary Makeover With A Touch Of Nostalgia

Most often home renovations are a part of accommodating the expanding needs of a growing family. This fabulous renovation and extension project in Moshav, Israel was carried out by Mia Maik and Gilad Maik of the Maik Architects, as they wished to convert the old house of their parents into a beautiful, modern residence that would accommodate the needs of their young family. While the renovation project is aimed at bringing a distinct contemporary flair to the space, there was a sincere effort made in trying to keep the unique and nostalgic charm of the existing structure intact.

Renovated house in Moshav, Israel

This led to the creation of an exceptional residence that effortlessly brings together the old and the new. With Gilad’s mother moving out into a small house next to the existing larger house, the interior of the grand, old house was altered considerably to usher in an open floor plan. But the exterior contours were kept as untouched as possible to ensure that the renovation was both economical and aesthetically pleasing. A lovely little living area sits next to a beautiful kitchen and dining space, which are all visually connected to the spacious backyard.

Modern expansion and renovation of classic house

Cool entrance design borrowed from the classic Americana style

A warm fireplace in the living room

Dining space and kitchen inside the renovated house

Interior of the renovated home

Seating area with a brick wall and wooden stove

Comfy master bedroom design in white with wooden flooring

Spacious kids' room with plenty of play space

Elegant bathroom in warm hues

An existing bedroom was turned into a beautiful master bedroom that exudes a cool, semi-minimalist style. The children’s bedroom, the study and the two revamped bathrooms complete this elegant house that relies on the lovely surrounding landscape to truly give it a sense of serenity and inimitable style. With plenty of greenery surrounding the house and even a tree house that has been converted into a compact home office, this truly is a residence for those who love to live away from the big city rush!

Lovely stone backyard at sunset

Living room connected to the large backyard with meditteranean trees

Gray water and chicken facility in the garden

Small porch in the home adjacent the the larger one

Photo of the house several decades ago

Floor plan of the renovated house

Sherry Nothingam
Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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