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Tastefully Decorated Modern Style Villas Close To Nature

Tastefully Decorated Modern Style Villas Close To Nature

Photographer Oded Smadar, from Smadar Studio has made it his mission to capture the work of some of Israels top architects. The villas featured here are at turns modern and rustic, cozy and sprawling, but each one is beautiful, unique and reflects both the talents of their architects and the personalities and tastes of their clients.

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  • Architect: DO Architecture
The first home in the collection is this beautiful single level building with a sprawling outdoor space.

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  • Architect: DO Architecture
Stone paths lead through the house and out into the various gardens where modern landscaping creates a calming atmosphere all around.

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  • Architect: DO Architecture

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  • Architect: DO Architecture
Care was taken in creating a pool that would not detract from the overall style of the home with a perfectly tiled lining and infinity edge.

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  • Architect: DO Architecture
Creatively designed lighting makes it easy to enjoy the outdoor space day or night.

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  • Architect: DO Architecture
Wide windows let in plenty of light during the day and make it look as though there is no end to the view.

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  • Architect: DO Architecture
Although the home only has one story, keeping with low furnishings from sofas to massive ottomans, everything seems taller and more spacious.

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  • Architect: DO Architecture
Curtains cover the windows for insulation in cooler weather or privacy at night.

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  • Architect: DO Architecture
A tall bookcase is a practical element that does not sacrifice when it comes to its modern design.

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  • Architect: DO Architecture

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  • Architect: DO Architecture
Large lamps offer much needed illumination in the reading area, but their oversized design is almost whimsical.

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  • Architect: DO Architecture
Anyone with a love for literature would swoon over this indoor reading room completely with cushy sofas and indoor hammock.

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  • Architect: Pivko Architect
The next home features continues the team’s tradition of modern simplicity that still allows for a comfortable living environment.

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  • Architect: Pivko Architect
The outdoor lighting in this home doesn’t stop with the lighting up the desk. It actually spreads upwards, giving a spotlight to the house itself.

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  • Architect: Pivko Architect

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  • Architect: Pivko Architect
With sofas lining every wall, there is no shortage of seating in this living area.

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  • Architect: Pivko Architect
The modern furnishing, complete with a grand piano, is a nice throwback, moving away from the television-focused seating area so many homes now insist upon.

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  • Architect: Pivko Architect

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  • Architect: Pivko Architect
Of course, it is easy to keep the living area free of media when you have your own personal screening room where you can retreat.

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  • Architect: Pivko Architect
The lucky family that lives here will never need to seek out a spa when their own personal bath, with soaking tub and separate waterfall shower, is its own luxurious retreat.

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  • Architect: Pivko Architect
Bringing art and personal style is essential for any design team. This modern sculpture draws more attention here than it would in any gallery.

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  • Architect: Micheal Azulay Studio
Not every home captured by Studio Smadar is the same sleek modern shape.

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  • Architect: Micheal Azulay Studio
This Asian-inspired house shares a calming atmosphere with the other designs, but the actual elements are quite different.

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  • Architect: Micheal Azulay Studio
The front of the home boasts a private driveway with plenty of parking for entertaining and palm trees that channel a tropical island.

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  • Architect: Micheal Azulay Studio
The stone frame on this amazing spa makes it a far cry from a standard backyard hot tub in terms of its elegance.

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  • Architect: Micheal Azulay Studio

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  • Architect: Micheal Azulay Studio
Inside, the design team has made use of an interesting and welcoming palette of warm, dark hues.

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  • Architect: Micheal Azulay Studio
The massive columns featured in this photo are one of the most interesting elements, making the house look almost like a movie set from the 1940’s.

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  • Architect: Micheal Azulay Studio
The massively high ceilings and hanging lights give traditional Asian design elements a modern twist.

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  • Architect: Micheal Azulay Studio

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  • Architect: Micheal Azulay Studio
The designers have split up a large, empty room using furniture, with smaller conversation nooks making the space much more inviting.

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  • Architect: Micheal Azulay Studio
The modern kitchen is so sleek it barely seems a part of the same house, but the light fixture over the kitchen table hints at the overall theme.

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  • Architect: Micheal Azulay Studio

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  • Architect: Micheal Azulay Studio

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  • Architect: Efrat Zilberman Architect
This next house combines some of the most impressive elements of the previous three with clean lines, plenty of white, and a spacious interior with high ceilings.

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  • Architect: Efrat Zilberman Architect
WHile low couches and sleek nest chairs are the ultimate in modern, the dangling light fixtures give the place its own Asian flair.

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  • Architect: Efrat Zilberman Architect

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  • Architect: Efrat Zilberman Architect

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  • Architect: Efrat Zilberman Architect
A shrine to Buddha along the outdoor garden path is a beautiful testament to the deepest held beliefs of the family who lives here.

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  • Architect: Efrat Zilberman Architect
By using elements like floor materials and a striking, freestanding fireplace to separate rooms, the house is allowed to be much more open.

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  • Architect: Efrat Zilberman Architect
A staircase that uses thin cables mimics the style of suspension bridge and bridges upstairs and down.

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  • Architect: Efrat Zilberman Architect
The bedrooms bring in natural materials from hardwood to wool to create a truly calm atmosphere.

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  • Architect: Iris Avneri Dvir Architect
This next home has a similar modern and welcoming feel and features.

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  • Architect: Iris Avneri Dvir Architect
WIthout as much space as some of the other efforts, every inch must be carefully considered.

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  • Architect: Iris Avneri Dvir Architect
Still, there manages to be enough room for an eight-person dining table that feels completely separate from the living area.

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  • Architect: Iris Avneri Dvir Architect
Concrete flooring gives the home a distinctly urban flavor.

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  • Architect: Iris Avneri Dvir Architect
And a warm and wide wooden island keeps the kitchen functional and stylish.

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  • Architect: Iris Avneri Dvir Architect
Once of the coolest features here is the suspended bar, which keeps bottles well out of the way, but still on display.

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  • Architect: Iris Avneri Dvir Architect

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  • Architect: Iris Avneri Dvir Architect
Once again, they are able to bring in contemporary art elements that really breathe life into the space.

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  • Architect: Iris Avneri Dvir Architect

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  • Architect: Iris Avneri Dvir Architect

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  • Architect: Iris Avneri Dvir Architect
A glass shower with multiple shower heads is the height of indulgent, but practical, luxury.

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  • Architect: Iris Avneri Dvir Architect
And an outdoor entertaining area is kept simple but cozy with irregular rock walls and greenery.

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  • Architect: Iris Avneri Dvir Architect

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  • Architect: Iris Avneri Dvir Architect
The massive outdoor dining table make it easy to eat al fresco anytime.

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  • Architect: DO Architecture
This apartment offers less in terms of square footage, but does not skimp on creative, unique design elements.

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  • Architect: DO Architecture
Of particular interest is the overhead lighting which draws the eye with its origami-style angles.

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  • Architect: DO Architecture
Even without much space, the furniture and flooring creates distinct areas, making the room seem much bigger.

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  • Architect: DO Architecture
And sleek cabinetry offers out of the way storage without little intrusion.

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  • Architect: DO Architecture

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  • Architect: DO Architecture
Floor-to-ceiling windows make the apartment bright and airy at any time, even in the bedroom.

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  • Architect: DO Architecture


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