Harimon house is a single family semi-detached house organized around a central patio and along the main staircase axis. The design process examined several semi-detached house typologies against the site characteristics and the needs of the end-users to determine the best house plan. The long and narrow plot informed the location of the stairs against the shared wall and on the opposite side of the house the patio recess was introduced to allow light and air to filter into the basement and define the spatial layout on the other levels.
A tree was planted at basement level in the patio so that its foliage would manifest mainly at the ground floor, and act as a visual anchor in the kitchen, dining area and living room that were organized around the glazed patio.

The staircase axis defines a view line at ground level, looking to the backyard that includes a lap pool, and at the first floor it defines the main circulation corridor along which the bedrooms are located.

Throughout the house, light colours and natural materials create bright spaces that frame colourful and texture rich views of the surrounding area.

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Modern home with Outdoor, Trees, Gardens, Hardscapes, and Front Yard. Front of semi-detached house Photo  of Harimon HouseView Photos

Front of semi-detached house

Modern home with Staircase, Metal Railing, and Wood Tread. Main staircase Photo 2 of Harimon HouseView Photos

Main staircase

Modern home with Outdoor, Garden, Trees, Decking Patio, Porch, Deck, and Hardscapes. Tree planted at basement level Photo 3 of Harimon HouseView Photos

Tree planted at basement level

Modern home with Dining Room, Table, Limestone Floor, Ceiling Lighting, Pendant Lighting, and Chair. Tree top visible at ground floor Photo 4 of Harimon HouseView Photos

Tree top visible at ground floor

Modern home with Kitchen, Engineered Quartz Counter, Wall Oven, Undermount Sink, Refrigerator, Limestone Floor, Microwave, and White Cabinet. Looking at kitchen Photo 5 of Harimon HouseView Photos

Looking at kitchen

Modern home with Staircase, Wood Tread, and Metal Railing. Sideview of stairs Photo 6 of Harimon HouseView Photos

Sideview of stairs

Modern home with Dining Room, Limestone Floor, Chair, Pendant Lighting, Table, and Ceiling Lighting. Glazed patio Photo 7 of Harimon HouseView Photos

Glazed patio

Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, Bookcase, Table Lighting, Ceiling Lighting, and Limestone Floor. Family media room Photo 9 of Harimon HouseView Photos

Family media room

Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, Medium Hardwood Floor, Chair, and Wardrobe. Bright master bedroom, frames view Photo 10 of Harimon HouseView Photos

Bright master bedroom, frames view

Back of house at dusk Photo 11 of Harimon House modern homeView Photos

Back of house at dusk

Credits

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Architect
  • Koniak Architects
Photographer
  • Tal Nisim