Sigal Caspin-Segal is what you get when you mix Indian artwork and mythology with science fiction / fantasy and add a dash of shanti (Israeli hippy). She lives up the street from me, and a friend of the family designed her amazing house. I love homes like this – individual with little niches and details that tell you about the people who inhabit the space.
There are a lot of photographs from this space (there was just so much to see!) so I’ll be making more posts. More rather long posts.
Ze’ev (the architect) took an old amidar home and expanded it to 2 floors.
The window, above, is above her front door.
Sigal’s home has been featured in Israeli magazines (no clue which ones, didn’t ask, and don’t care). What I found interesting about that was that the magazines brought props to stage the space and they cleaned the areas that they photographed. Apparently they even brought some twigs in a vase.
The hallway between the living room and kitchen – that isn’t a mirror – it’s a view to the kitchen from the salon.
The arch is a common theme in Sigal’s home. The kitchen was designed with simplicity and budget in mind. They would rather spend their money travelling than on kitchen doors, so they made the ‘cabinets’ out of gypsum and put curtains in front.
And just so you know, I neither cleaned nor moved anything.
The arch set into the wall above her back patio doors. The painting is all done by Sigal, conveniently.
There were a few things I really loved about this house:
- The arches
- The floor – they kept the old ‘ballatot‘ (the old speckled marble flooring which has a proper name but I got home at 2:30am from a wedding and was woken up by a 2.5 year old at 6am – so you know what? I haven’t a clue what that proper name is right now)
- There are niches in the wall, and small cozy spaces throughout the house
- The art and color
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