The ground level entrance is from Zvi Graetz Street, the front door accessed through a courtyard. On this floor, there are spacious living areas, kitchen, bathroom and guest toilet.
On the lower-ground, south-facing level, from which there is access to the garden, there is a room with an original groined/cross vault, three other rooms, a warehouse, (currently accessible only from the garden but with possibility to create internal access), a residential secure space [“Mamad”], and a renovated original cistern.
The two recently-added floors:
- A landing which overlooks the large living area of the ground floor.
- One master bedroom and ensuite bathroom, with an adjoining balcony.
- Two further bedrooms, each with a private balcony, and a bathroom servicing both bedrooms.
- Large bedroom with ensuite bathroom
- two bedrooms with shared bathroom,
- lounge area/family room which opens out onto a large balcony.
This 100-square-meter attic features exposed wooden timber beams built into the house’s eaves and is bathed with natural light from a large picture window. It is currently accessible via folding stairs, but more permanent access could be made possible by constructing an internal staircase adjacent to the area near the elevator.
Built on private land registered in the Israel Land Registry, (Tabu), the property is located in a quiet, dead-end street at the crossroads between Jerusalem’s Talbiyeh and German Colony neighborhoods and is flanked by green land on two sides and low-rise, private homes on the other two sides.
Originally a two-story home built in the 1880’s, two extra floors and a red-tiled slatted roof has been added, benefitting from all four air-flow directions. According to the strict regulations of the Jerusalem Municipality’s Department of Conservation, the ground and lower floors have been expertly restored and renovated, whilst maintaining the unique character of the original home. The two newly-added upper floors reflect a modern style which beautifully blends as complimentary additions to the style of the two lower floors.
An elevator shaft has been prepared for access to all floors.
The building is covered with the unique Jerusalem red slayeb – the luxurious, primary stone used since antiquity for its strength and hues and so synonymous with the City of Gold. The walled courtyard is paved with equally-luxurious, rustic and durable travertine stone. [Used by Ancient Romans, travertine is non-slippery in the winter rains and heat-resistant in the scorching summers].
Within the courtyard area, there is parking for up to four vehicles. There is also owner eligibility for area parking permits and plenty of available paid and free street parking in the vicinity.
The building is entirely air-conditioned, each floor with its own separate system. A water-based underfloor heating system has been installed throughout the building.