Saturday, November 5, 2011

For those thinking of buying real estate in Israel

I recommend this website: Israel Real Estate, for useful information.

Unfortunately this website is not updated so often anymore, but a lot of the information you can find there is still relevant in case you are thinking of buying property in Israel.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Cute cottage in Moshav Bazra, central Israel

I think it's really cute, I especially love the use of stones inside (in the wall), it adds a great natural and very pretty element to the room.

(pic from IsraelEstate)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Cute apartment on Yehuda Maccabi street, Tel Aviv

Time for another Tel Aviv apartment again. This one is located on the charming street Yehuda Maccabi, very close to the big park Park Ha Yarkon, and has a nice big terrace.

I love the wooden floors on the terrace. Many Israelis who are lucky enough to have a terrace don't really decorate it that nicely, but this one seems to have been decorated a bit as well.

(the pics are from Craigslist)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Rustic house in Rosh Pina, Galilee

Not a zimmer for tourists this time, but an actual house. Not the most luxurious of houses maybe, but I think it has it's charms. But maybe that's because I just visited this area and saw how relaxed life there can be?

Cute zimmer in Amirim, Galilee

This is not actually a house, but a zimmer, a small wooden cabin intended for tourists, who simply want to stay in the countryside for a few days (normally over the weekend). I stayed here for a short while recently with my husband, and absolutely loved the rustic feel of it.

It has a jacuzzi both inside and outside (and a private garden), a fire place as you can see (we didn't use it though, but I assume it works) and wooden walls and ceilings.

If you want to stay there too, you can find more information about it here.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Exclusive apartment in the very heart of Tel Aviv

This is a really nice and modern apartment, located in the very heart of Tel Aviv, on Mazeh street (which is actually very close to where I work myself).

I love how the living room seems to have a view of almost the whole city, such a lovely thing to see in the morning if you like cities (like I do)!

(pics from Craigslist)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A beautiful Caesarea home

The Israeli town of Caesarea is one of my favorite places in Israel. Not only does it have a lot of very interesting, ancient ruins, but the modern part is also very pretty and calm, and Caesarea is also located right  by the sea and has an amazing beach.

Most of the Caesarea residents are well-to-do and that shows in their houses as well. There truly are some amazing houses here (but also some quite affordable apartments).

This is just one of the houses out for sale there right now that I liked.

The white walls, the brown furniture as well as the brown door to the patio are all typically Israeli, so it's interesting to see how even the well-to-do residents of Caesarea actually decorate just in the same way as the rest of the Israelis.

(the pics are from Yad2)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Very nice balcony in Tel Aviv

I love nice balconies and big windows. My dream would actually be to have a whole wall filled with windows that can let sunlight in all day. That's why I am very jealous of whoever owns this apartment in Tel Aviv:
(click on the picture to enlarge it)

Tons of sunlight all day, how gorgeous!

(pic from The Maki Group, who is actually selling this apartment right now!)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

My current dream home

Ok, so I have to be honest and say that my ultimate dream home changes all the time. But for a while now, my ultimate dream has been the same. The place? The Andromeda Hill project, in Jaffa.

I've been here a few times now, and not only is it right by the beach, in the loveliest parts of this charming old city, the whole project is also simply gorgeous!

The complex also has all facilities you could possibly need, such as a swimming pool, a gym, a spa, a chess board outside and much more, so living here would be a really relaxing (especially due to all the sea air!) as well.

There are several different kinds of apartments in the project, but they are all a bit too expensive for me and my husband at the moment. So if we want to live here, we have to save a bit more first. But a girl can always dream, no?

(the first pics are from Andromeda's own website, and the last two from

Monday, July 18, 2011

Nice detail in a house in Tel Mond

I've always liked stairways for some reason, which is kind of strange I guess, because stairways can be quite dangerous, can't they? But I think they make a nice detail in a house, such as in this house in Tel Mond, a small city north of Kfar Saba in the center of Israel.

I love how it curves so nicely as well!

(pics from Homeless)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

My own Tel Aviv apartment

Just in case anyone is interested in how I live at the moment, I thought I would also share some pics of my own Tel Aviv apartment. I live in central Tel Aviv, but on a small, quiet street, close to the beach.
This is my kitchen.

I don't really have a kitchen table though, since the apartment is rather small, we have a bar where we eat instead.

This is my bathroom.

We also have a jacuzzi, which is really nice.

It even has lamps inside of it, so the water changes colors every once in a while.

And there is a window in the bathroom as well, which I really like. No-one can see in, but you can open it and get some fresh air whenever you want, which is great.

We also have a small garden.

So there you go! A glimpse into the Tel Aviv apartment I have now. But if everything goes as planned, hopefully I will be able to show you another one soon!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Cute small apartment in Jaffa, Israel

Ok, so enough about apartments in Tel Aviv for a while. But in case you didn't know, the city of Tel Aviv is actually called Tel Aviv-Yaffo and consists of two cities: the Jewish city of Tel Aviv, and the mixed historical city of Yaffo (in Hebrew)/Jaffa (in English). Jaffa used to be Arabic, but today it is a very charming, mixed city.

This small and rather fun apartment has some typically Arabic features, such as the windows, but is still rather modern. I think it is really fun!

Of course this apartment is way too small for my needs at the moment, but otherwise I would not mind living here at all!

(the pics are from Craigslist)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Penthouse in Tel Aviv

Because I have dogs, I am not a fan of penthouses and rooftop apartments. I am simply scared that my dogs would jump off the roof or something, so I prefer garden apartments, which is also what I am looking for, when I am looking for a place to buy.
But a lot of other people love penthouses, including a lot of people who live in Tel Aviv. Here is one nice Tel Aviv penthouse apartment, located on Derech Namir street, a street where a lot of luxury buildings are located in the city.

I have to say it looks quite impressive, and the roof is very nice. But naah, I will stick to garden apartments for now.

(pic from Yad2)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Tel Aviv apartment on Bar Kochva Street

This apartment had just been renovated when these pics were taken, and it is located on a lovely street called Bar Kochva in central Tel Aviv (I have also seen a few apartments there myself). I love all the white, it really is a theme in this apartment, and looks great!

I have to add, however, that I am not sure someone was actually living in the apartment when the pics were taken. But wouldn't you love to live in it?

(the pics are from Tel Aliving)