When I was a child my father used to tell me, ‘it’s just as easy to fall in love with a rich man as it is a poor one.’ Now, I’m not saying I’m poor – because I’m not – but I don’t live like this either (yet), and I want to. I repeated my fathers adage jokingly to my husband while walking wide-eyed through the master bath.
When we walked into the master bedroom my husband turned to me and said, ‘I should have listened to your father as well.’
We really liked this house.
Not surprisingly, I took a serious amount of pictures (58 to be exact), so this may end up being 2 posts.
Look at the old metal window shades. I would have painted them in a contrasting color, but they are still lovely.
They painted the top of the ceramic pot, above, yellow. It’s not done with much care and it isn’t uniform, but it has such a nice affect. I think I like it even more for its careless nature.
Yes, more pictures of the outside. Did I mention that the wait to get into this house was over an hour?
Not crazy about the bars on the windows, but I would probably have them as well with my two little ones.
A few years back Jerusalem had lions all over the city for an art exhibit (a lot like the penguins in Tel Aviv and the bulls in NYC). After the exhibit was finished the lions were auctioned off. This is one of those lions.
This is a great solution to keep the elements off of you when you’re opening your front door.
When you enter the house there is a hallway in front of you and a doorway to your right with a bedroom.
The kids rooms are relatively small, but well laid out to fit everything that they need. I like this type of layout because it encourages hanging out in common areas instead of staying in your room.
I wanted to do this in my TV room, until I realized that the wall I wanted to hang everything on was simply gypsum wall board and probably not strong enough to hold all of the bags and coats we want to put on it. Doesn’t this look great though?
This is in the main hallway by the front door. What a lovely piece, and I like how it isn’t all ‘show homey’.
The wall by the front door. Notice the bench covering the low radiator.
More in part 2 coming up soon…
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Can’t believe you saw one of those lions in a house… I knew about the cows, pigs, fish etc. but I never knew that the lions were a part of this art expression!!! There used to be two in fron of the parking garage (now torn down)here in Tel Aviv on Arlozorov street. I saw them recently in front of a samll parking garage on Ben Yehuda near the intersection of Allenby. I always thought they were copies of the great lions flanking the entrance to the New York Public Library, go figure.
Shira, you’re the best!
Did you notice the first bedroom is more an office (e.g,. computer, printer), and yet there are bottles of alcohol just above the desk? I wonder what kind of work the owner does…
The inhabitant of this room is a college student.
Chris, I think I can remember you drinking a bit when we were in university…
In Israel rents are high and salaries are low, so many students live with their parents while studying. Living in dorms isn’t as common as it is in the US.