The Jewish Chronicle

Cubist residences take shape in Tel Aviv

- BY CHARLIE JACOBY

With Cubist-like art-architectu­re recalling Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, Port Tel Aviv is causing a stir in the Israeli property market. The project, by Hagag Brothers, contains apartments, commercial space and a hotel; the architect is Ilan Pivko.

The first and second floors are taken up by the 44-room/suite five-star hotel, with the top seven containing 39 oneto four-bedroom apartments and fivebedroo­m penthouses. Above all of this are rooftop decks and swimming pools for the two penthouses. The façade is noticeable for its mosaic effect, created by contrastin­g brise-soleil-shielded and open glazed areas.

All the apartments face the sea. On the outside terraces, the brise-soleils can either protect residents from the sun, or be moved aside to allow sunlight to cascade on to the terraces and into the living spaces.

Residents will enjoy 24-hour room service, personalis­ed fitness programmes, express laundry and baggage unpacking, private yacht tours, a private chef, helicopter rides (for business or pleasure) and beauty treatments.

Ever since the Bauhaus White City was constructe­d in the 1930s, Tel Aviv has had a reputation for designing avant-garde buildings. Port Tel Aviv will continue this tradition and, in the same spirit, the double-height lobby will feature a gallery of work by contempora­ry Israeli artists.

The building is in the Nemal Port district, known for its restaurant­s, Friday farmer’s market and nightlife.

Apartment residents will be able to use the hotel amenities, including a restaurant and cocktail bar spanning the entire depth of the building and a cinema/conference centre with meeting rooms and VIP private dining rooms. On the first floor, there is a gym and exercise studio.

Fitted with the latest home tech, each apartment has a spacious reception room and an open-plan designer kitchen, leading to a private timbered leisure deck. The larger apartments have double reception rooms.

Two of the four-bedroom apartments on the eighth floor have their own swimming pools, along with leisure decks that wrap around the living space. Both penthouses have a triple reception room, providing living areas, family kitchen/breakfast room and a dining area seating ten. There are also master bedroom suites with luxury bathrooms and a series of VIP bedroom and guest suites.

The penthouse living areas open on to private leisure decks, with an outside spiral staircase leading up to the rooftop leisure deck and pool.

Port Tel Aviv’s hotel partner will be announced at a later date. Prices for the private apartments start at $1,764,888 (around £1,376,000), with the most valuable penthouses rising to $17,056,180 (around £13,300,000). Agent is Beauchamp Estates. More informatio­n at port-tlv.co.il.

 ??  ?? Port Tel Aviv, from around £1.376m
Port Tel Aviv, from around £1.376m

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