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Wadi 800 Residence

A rehabilitation leading to a reinterpretation, this traditional Lebanese house is a harmonious culmination of heritage meets modernity.

It is divided into two entities: one side inhabits the living and common areas for family gatherings while the other caters for private areas and bedrooms.


A central axis, the gallery space, connects both parts, giving a visual openness from one side to the other. It is dressed in white and em- bodies the communal activities of the house with two living areas communicating through a three-arched wall and indoor plants, extending further into the terrace. Artworks are dispersed along the walls. Distributing onto floor-to-ceiling carved wooden doors, the main space invites its inhabitants to 6 colorful peripheral rooms; following the client’s desires, each room is carefully designed with a different ambiance, style and function to satisfy their lifestyle and needs.

The furniture is entirely custom-designed. They rest as art pieces and subtly translates the function of each room. Optimizing the natural light, a warm palette integrates rich layers of textures and colors; walnut and oak wood, oxidized brass and copper, patina walls, large arches of wooden window frames, Italian calacatta marble floors in the communal spaces and recuperated ceramic traditional tiles integrated with wood in the private areas.

Client | T.S

Location | Wadi Abou Jmeel Street, Mina El Hosn, Beirut Central District, Lebanon

Area | 400 sqm

Date of Completion | September 2017

Team | Tessa Sakhi, Tara Sakhi

General Contractor | Antoine Mouawad

Sub-Contractor | Joe Habchy

Landscape | Roots & So Green

Photos | Ieva Saudargaite @ieva.saudargaite