Photographer: Åke E:son Lindman
Sveriges ambassadörsresidens i Tel Aviv.
Tel Aviv Ambassador’s residence
The Swedish Ambassador's residence in Tel Aviv is located in the district of Herzliya Pituah, a quiet suburb that is home to several other Ambassador's residences.
Ambassador's residence in Herzliya Pituah district
The residence in Tel Aviv was purchased in 1989 by the National Property Board Sweden (SFV). The Swedish Foreign Ministry had been renting an Ambassador's residence since 1966, but that was being sold. SFV found this property in the district of Herzliya Pituah from among around 20 options in a somewhat limited market. It is a quiet area where many Ambassadors have their homes.
The 1,042 square metre plot has mature gardens and is terraced at the front. In 1982 a rendered brick building was built over two floors on the road side, with a mezzanine floor overlooking the garden at the rear. An oil fired boiler is used for heating, with solar water heating panels and heat pumps providing hot water. Following a certain amount of remodelling and extension work, most recently in 2012, the layout has been made fit for purpose, creating an impressive residence for the Swedish Ambassador. In 2010, SFV placed 120 m2 of solar photovoltaic panels on the roof, making the residence self-sufficient in electricity, with the surplus sold to the city's power grid.
93, Kaplan Street, Herzliya Pituah