Times: What do you get when you cross Northern California with Zichron Yaakov Israel? A Colorful Economical House

From the Times:

In Israel, a Tailored Home


Nava Abel loves color, a fact that is apparent in every room of the house that she and her husband designed, built and decorated. The concrete block walls are painted orange, pink, blue and purple; the ceilings are yellow; the metal stairs are maroon; and the painted concrete floors mimic Arabic-style tiles, with Oriental motifs in dark reds, yellows, blues and greens.

“The house is a palette,” said Ms. Abel, an artist who teaches in Zichron Yaacov, a seafront community near Haifa....

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