TA House by Dalit Lilienthal Interior Design Studio
Introducing TA House – a modern house designed by Dalit Lilienthal Interior Design Studio and located in Tel Aviv, Israel.
This private residence was renovated to meet the needs of a family of six and features a unified and modern space with a fifteen-meter-long windowless wall that was transformed into an advantage. The new layout includes an open space kitchen-dining-living with one continuous detailed element, changing its function accordingly. The second floor features the private area with a bright and spacious home office overlooking an inner patio. Tel Aviv is known for its Bauhaus architecture and TA House is a testament to this style.
About TA House
Revamping a Private Residence in the Tel Aviv District of Israel
This private residence located in a small town in the Tel Aviv district of Israel underwent a complete renovation custom made for a family of six. The original layout had a small kitchen that didn’t meet family needs, a lack of storage solutions causing constant mess, and a garden disconnected from the living room with no comfortable access. The main challenge was a fifteen-meter (49.2 ft) windowless wall that ran from one side of the space to the other, where functions were placed incoherently, making the space feel long and narrow.
Creating a Unified, Clear and Modern Space
The vision was to create a unified, clear and modern space where two essential concepts existed. The first was to make the public space – kitchen-dining-living – a coherent space, with one single element connecting all functions so that the very long wall was no longer an obstacle but a design advantage and defining each function independently. The second was to create a pleasant flow between all inner elements and outwards to the garden, enlarging the windows as much as possible to bring the greenery inside.
A Coherent Kitchen-Dining-Living Area
The new layout is an open space kitchen-dining-living with one continuous detailed element, changing its function accordingly. Made of wood and steel, it defines each area separately and at the same time unifies the space with a clear design language. The kitchen has lots of storage and a long worktop suited for family cooking and entertaining. The worktop wraps the side of the kitchen and creates an interesting mixture of materials, and with a diagonal transition becomes the dining space area, with a bench seating for family eating and get togethers. Additional storage drawers are under the bench. Above is a single wooden shelf leading from the kitchen all the way to the other end of the library and it is this shelf that connects this whole element together visually. The bench then becomes a white steel library defining the living room space.
The Private Area
On the second floor, the private area includes the kids’ room and bathroom on one side and the parents’ private space on the other. The entire master bedroom and bathroom were designed from scratch. What once was a corridor leading to two small windowless storage rooms became a bright and spacious home office. By creating an opening in the wall, a window now faces an inner patio and lets light and air into the space. When privacy is needed, a floor to ceiling sliding door separates the workspace from the bedroom.
Photography by Gidon Levin