Ultra-Luxe Israeli Villa With All the Trimmings Asks $9.9M

Spencer Peterson

This gated villa in Herzliya Pituach, one of Israel's most affluent, tech boom–benefitting districts, has all the features of the region's specific genre of staggeringly expensive luxury real estate: a preponderance of "ultra-modern" "museum-quality finishes" in white and black, washrooms of marble and granite, and the kind of over-the-top amenities that justify a pretty outrageous price tag. Because double-height dining rooms are for squares, this svelte seven-bedroom abode has a triple-height one, along with an expansive media room, a cascading Zen fountain, and a master suite with a cool sloped roof. It's all pretty pristine and bloodless, which is where the phantasmagoric modern art comes in, trying to inject a little joie de vivre into a place that has all the warmth of an Apple store. Asking a whopping $9.9M, this 7,000-square-foot barn-shaped abode gives nothing but gloss in return. Go ahead, have a gander:

· 8 Slomtzion Hamalka [Sotheby's International]

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