The last letter of the alphabet forms the inspiration for a laid-back concrete residence that might well offer the last word when it comes to contemporary modernism.

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The Z House, as its Israeli designers Ronnie Alroy Architects have dubbed it, takes the letter Z as its plan on a gently sloping site, landscaped to include a cooling swimming pool and a grove of young trees.

The innovative layout allows for two large bedrooms with private patios at each edge of the home, with a generous open plan living area opening out onto the pool through floor-to-ceiling windows.

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The concept is to allow for a conversation between the interior and exterior. Wood cladding emphasises the meeting between the natural world and the whitewashed concrete that the home is constructed from.

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There’s an honesty and ease about this residence. An A+ for the Z House? Oh yes.

Images courtesy of Amit Geron.