Location: 6 Gideon St.
completion date : 1979
The planning decision at the end of which the two-room apartment turned
into a three-room apartment was to excavate and lower the
apartment’s ground floor level and bring it to the level of
the attached garden, which was one meter below it.
This addition to the original unusual lofty height of the house
(typical to the old houses of Jerusalem) enabled the creation of an
additional floor, thus significantly extending the
The front room facing the street, which served as the
living room, remained unchanged and so were its tall windows and
decorated floor tiles. Alongside this room we installed several stairs
that led to the excavated level, where we placed the kitchen and dining
room, enabled direct access from there to the garden. The
children’s bedroom was located at the back of this level.
A new stairway was constructed from the entrance hall to the newly
created second floor. This floor was built as an open gallery
overlooking the living room, serving as the master bedroom and study
area. The high windows of the living room offer a view of the garden
and enable the filtering of daylight to all parts of the house.