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1950s Apartment Gets Swanky Update and Custom Storage

Photos by <a href="">Gidon Levin</a> via <a href="">Dezeen</a>.
Photos by Gidon Levin via Dezeen.

How do you solve the problem of limited storage in a 55-square-meter apartment (that's just under 600 square feet)? Interior designer Maayan Zusman and architect Amir Navon had a solution for this 60-year-old apartment in Tel Aviv: Custom, in-wall shelving. Collaborating on the renovation, the design duo first demolished existing walls to create an airy, open-plan living space, and then created a series of niches, cabinets, and other areas for storage. Custom carpentry, as in the kitchen, allowed the twosome to save space in a flat where "every centimeter mattered," Navon told Dezeen. We also dig the general aesthetic in this unit—clean-lined, modern, and relatively minimal, all without feeling cold. The mix of materials (herringbone parquet floors, polished concrete in the bedroom) also lends the space a vibe that is at once modern without being too stark or au courant.

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