Jerusalem, a city that stands as the ancient capital of the Jewish people, currently is undergoing a tremendous modernization, including the construction of upscale residential communities. One such example is 7 Rechov Kook, a deluxe complex in the pulsating heart of Jerusalem.

The luxury project, designed by Africa Israel and Kobi Gal of the Gal & Matsliah architectural firm, conveys a sense of perfect contrasts: old and new, classic and modern, alongside grand motifs that suggest the splendor of Jerusalem’s past and present–from the entrance lobby, with its two huge stone arches built using a modern technique, stylish sitting areas, and the creations of artist Yoram Rubinger to the penthouse entrance lobby on the eighth floor, which overlooks two beautiful courtyards.

Construction is scheduled for completion by the end of the year. To date, only 8 penthouses and 11 first-class apartments remain unsold, all of which have been planned and designed by famed designers Ariella Azaria Berkovich and Studio Michael Azulay. A total of 112 apartments have already been sold.

The project’s unique location offers convenient access to the Old City and its most sacred sites. It is situated adjacent to the house of Rabbi Avraham Isaac HaCohen Kook, the first Ashkenazi chief rabbi in pre-state Israel, and the Ticho House museum, formerly the home of famed ophthalmologist Avraham Albert Ticho and his artist wife, Anna. Nearby, at the intersection of historic Jaffa Road and the bustling Ben Yehuda Pedestrian Mall, there is a unique assortment of attractions, including modern galleries, ancient synagogues, Independence Park, gourmet restaurants, and the vibrant, colorful Machane Yehuda Market.

As Eyal Haham, VP of sales and marketing for Africa Israel Residences, notes: “The current construction and development boom, alongside preservation activities in the heart of Jerusalem, is today at its height. Israel’s capital is truly coming to the forefront, and the city center is becoming a melting pot of desirable real-estate projects that include residential, retail, cultural, and financial buildings, all offered by the city’s most well-established developers.

“Even today, those who visit the area can sense the dramatic change for the better that has taken place in the Jerusalem city center. Furthermore, a large part of the area will undergo a ‘pinui binui’–an urban renewal that will present a more appealing appearance while taking care to retain the unique ambience. One aspect of this is the Jerusalem municipality’s investment in the alleyways leading to the city center, as it gradually transforms them into clean, quiet, shaded pedestrian lanes with attractive features, galleries, cafés, and boutique hotels. In addition, the city’s new light rail offers convenient, safe access to all attractions in this renewed, vibrant city center.”

For more information, join Africa Israel at one of three shows in the New York metropolitan area: The Jewish Center in Manhattan, October 27, 11:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m.; Congregation Ahavath Torah in Englewood, October 29, 5:00—10:00 p.m.; and MBR Simcha Hall in Lawrence, November 3, 11:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m. v


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