The Levee offers a sense of updated luxury in Tel Aviv’s historic White City

Soft in the Middle

Set in a restored 1909 mansion, The Levee is a new home-tel concept for short-term residence. Located in heart of Tel Aviv’s storied White City—know for its Bauhaus and International Style-inspired architecture—the luxury lodging comprise 8 carefully-planned “villas.”

Bar Orian Architects spent 9 years restoring the eclectic Gurvetich House while also adding a contemporary build above the historic house.

(Sivan Askayo)

Occupying both the historical eclectic-style Gurvetich House below and the contemporary, Bar Orian Architects-conceived addition above, these loft-like apartments were meticulously outfitted by recognized Belgian-Israeli designer Yael Siso.

A concise palette of blue tones carry through the entire project, creating moments of contrast against off-white and exposed concrete backdrops.

(Sivan Askayo)

Siso’s intervention throughout complements exposed concrete walls with a plush, warm, and textured material palette. Demonstrating the potential of an unexpected color combination, deep blues—found in upholstered furnishings—are paired with lush greens—evident in the abundant use of plants. Grey and off-white planes of textile help anchor these sharp accents within the spacious interiors.

The use of natural materials marries well with minimalist forms.

(Sivan Askayo)

As shown in this project, the designer prides herself on being able to match a minimalistic aesthetic with noble materials.