Location

 

The very center of Efrat, at the traffic circle between Dekel Bet and Gimmel.
Two (straight) blocks from the North road entrance to Dekel/Zayit. 

 

  • Across the street/down the block from Orot Etzion Boys,  ~8-minute walk to Orot Etzion Girls and the new Mall (under construction).

  • Playground across the street

  • One-block walk to the Central Dekel shul/Tzur Hagai hall

  • Two blocks to the Commercial Center (supermarket, restaurants, mail, barber, etc.).

  • Right behind the house begins the security road, ideal for walking/riding around the perimeter of Efrat

  • Garbage (underground) dumpster and recycling conveniently located across the street

 

On four floors

There are no “small” bedrooms; all have room for at least two beds (with room to spare), and four of them have built-in closets of various sizes, with full-length mirrored doors.

 

  • A two-section Basement with both a large, finished security room (30 sq m, today used as a full gym) and an unfinished storage/workroom [36 sq m]. A block wall in this second room seals off an additional unfinished space approximately the same size as the other two put together. Storage space [11 sq m] at bottom of stairs in the furnace space.
     

  • Ground floor with a living/dining room [40 sq m], kitchen [16 sq m], den/family room  [22 sq m] and guest room [13.4 sq m] with adjacent bathroom. Coat closet at the entrance (with sliding mirrored doors). Ground floor secured with bars and a motion-detector alarm system. Ceiling storage area connects the kitchen and guest room/office (ideal for Pesach dishes and more). Kitchen includes a large island.
     

  • Second floor with three bedrooms [23.1 sq m, 12.3 sq m, 11.85 sq m], and two bathrooms. The spacious master suite contains walk-in closet/dressing room [7.5 sq m], bathroom with a jacuzzi-sized bathtub and a glassed-in shower, and double sliding doors that open onto a private porch [12 sq m]. Off of the hallway, there is a walk-in linen closet and a laundry area (approx 1.4m wide; currently accommodates a Maytag washer and dryer). 
     

  • Attic floor has two dormer rooms [20 sq m each] and a bathroom with shower, and a landing area in between that is actually large enough to serve as an office/book room or play area  [6.45 sq m]. Behind this landing is an attic storage area running the full width of the house [9m(!) x 1.8m] (sliding wooden door, slanted ceiling). 

 

Outside

There are both front and back gardens, (the front features a variety of evergreens separating us from the street, an apple tree, and additional landscaping; in the back are almond, lemon, plum, and pomegranate trees, as well as a large shady poplar).  In addition, there are four deck/porches of various shapes and sizes: A large wooden deck [17.5 sq m] in front, facing the street (in the shade all afternoon, and surrounded by trees and ivy for privacy), a “hammock” porch [12 sq m] off the master bedroom on the same side, a large “laundry” deck upstairs [15.5 sq m] in back, and, outside the kitchen, a paved succah/BBQ area  [29 sq m], with a pergola. Shed areas under the front steps and near the kitchen for outside storage (gardening tools, bikes, firewood). 

 

Utilities

  • Though the house has a radiator system using a furnace powered by diesel (no longer in use), rooms have individual A/C heat units for more “focused” temperature control.  The diesel furnace in the basement could be replaced by an electric one to utilize the radiators.

  • There is a 200L solar-powered water tank on the roof, which feeds into a smaller 30-liter tank for quick electric heating in the winter.

  • Three-phase electricity

  • Separate Shabbat clocks for bedroom floors and downstairs

  • Electricity is separated by floors as well, so a short-circuit only shuts down a single area, not the whole house.

  • YES satellite TV dish 

 

Unique Elements

  1. Steel frame construction, with thicker-than-standard ⅝” drywall. Designed specifically for earthquake resistance. Every external stone individually wired to the house structure. Easy to mount steel screws into metal studs, for greater strength than plaster/concrete, without needing anchors.

  2. Ceiling Height - Exceptionally high (3 m) ceilings on the ground floor and basement  

  3. Anderson windows (argon gas-filled, extra-large 1.5 m high, with screens) and 100% solid wood interior Stanley doors

  4. American-style insulation for exceptional temperature retention. Extra layer under first floors to insulate from below.

  5. 100% wood Parquet floors on upper floors (recommend re-sanding/refinishing in some areas)

  6. Copper plumbing, not PVC pipes as generally found on Israeli homes

  7. Both a dedicated driveway on the property and virtually exclusive use of parking area outside the front door, large enough for 4 cars.

  8. Arched doorways in the living room, den and kitchen, and a built-in double-arched bookcase along a wall in the living room with capacity for approximately 1,200 books.

  9. Fireplace preparation in the living room: chimney pipe built-in, hidden behind a thin layer of plaster.

  10. First-floor stairway designed with large cracked stone marble panel, in memory of Jerusalem

  11. All upstairs bathrooms tiled floor to ceiling, with large built-in medicine cabinets in two of them

 

Other 

  • Convenient north-bound bus stop 50 meters away, and south-bound down the block, outside Orot Etzion.


 

 

 

Price: ₪ 4,950,000

 

 

Contact:

 

Use the contact form on the site, or:

Jay and Dena Bailey  jaydena@gmail.com

 

Phone or WhatsApp:

054.437.0547

054.533.0547