Ancient Stone Home Conversion Into A Modern One

This unique home is a conversion of an old stone one with the use of modenr materials and decorations

This unique home is a conversion of an old stone one with the use of modenr materials and decorations

This unique home conversion was done by Henkin Shavit Architecture & Design in the ancient city of Safed, Israel. The home décor and design shows how to combine old stone and modern materials to achieve a modern take on a historical look.

The stone walls inside make up a characteristic feature of this residence and give it a character. The floors are of concrete and light-colored wood not to distract attention from the rough stone walls. I love the use of glass in the interiors: it contrasts with rough stone and creates a unique look.

The home has rather a narrow footage yet the designers managed to accommodate everything necessary here. The living room features colorful floor cushions and chairs, a long and narrow table and stools – this is a dining zone also.

The master bedroom is located in a stone alcove, the doors are made of frosted glass to keep some privacy. As the windows are original and very small, there are several layers of light. The stones are left as they are and there are no decorations because the focus is the stone.

The bathroom is located in its own alcove, with glass doors and black edging. The décor is pretty simple, some white tiles and that’s all because the designers didn’t want to hide the original walls.

This home is a nice example of how to preserve your heritage making it modern, comfortable and how to get a unique result like no other.

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There are several stories and rather a narrow footage and they were preserved

There are several stories and rather a narrow footage and they were preserved

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Glass and concrete used with ancient stone makes this house stunning and very eye-catching

Glass and concrete used with ancient stone makes this house stunning and very eye-catching

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Glass allows merging of spaces but it's frosted to keep some privacy when needed

Glass allows merging of spaces but it's frosted to keep some privacy when needed

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These hanging bulbs add a modern flair to the interior

These hanging bulbs add a modern flair to the interior

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Several layers interact with each other through a stairs and some lights hanging from above

Several layers interact with each other through a stairs and some lights hanging from above

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There are skylights to let more light in because otherwise a stone house may look too gloomy

There are skylights to let more light in because otherwise a stone house may look too gloomy

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Lots of windows is a necessary thing

Lots of windows is a necessary thing

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The master bedroom is hidden behind frosted glass doors and is illuminated well

The master bedroom is hidden behind frosted glass doors and is illuminated well

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The bathroom also has frosted glass doors and the focal point is the original stone walls

The bathroom also has frosted glass doors and the focal point is the original stone walls

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The kids' play room also has a part of an original wall

The kids' play room also has a part of an original wall