Budget Breakdown: A Gloomy Apartment in Israel Does a Full 180 for $115K

Budget Breakdown: A Gloomy Apartment in Israel Does a Full 180 for $115K

By Stephen Zacks / Photos by Gidon Levin
Architect Michael Peled completely flips the layout of an apartment in Haifa to take advantage of treetop views.

Architect Michael Peled surveyed the apartment of his client, a young mother, and saw something she hadn’t noticed. She had purchased a second-story flat in the Carmelia area of Haifa, Israel, with help from her parents. Perched on a hillside, it had a small enclosed room in the back with corner windows that peered over the Mediterranean. The laundry room at the end of a long hallway had another wide exposure hidden behind rain glass windows.

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