Project architects: Yoma Architects; a project underway
Original villa architects: Carlos Guinand, Moses Ben Ashraf and Emilio Westotti (Venezuela); Interior design: Dora Gad; Landscape architecture: Lipa Yahalom and Dan Zur, 1956
Guided tours at the construction site of the Sherover Orchard project that is underway in the garden that surrounds Villa Sherover, the largest and most luxurious private home built not long after the State of Israel was established. The project, which sits on a 1.5-acre lot and is still under construction, includes two five-story apartment buildings and an underground parking garage.
During these tours with the architects Natanel Meir and Hodaya Hadas from Yoma Architects, the firm that designed the project, participants will be shown the villa and the reinforcement and restoration works that are being carried out there. They will also hear about the relocation of the teahouse and the new plan that was made for it, influenced by the modernist style that characterized the villa. Meir and Hadas will recount the story behind this famous villa that was built for the businessman, Miles M. Sherover, and his wife, Gitta. They were well-known philanthropists who, among other things, donated money for the construction of the Jerusalem Theatre and Armon Hanatziv Promenade. When they lived in the villa, it was a popular gathering place for Jerusalem’s elite.
Tour participants are required to wear closed-back shoes while at the construction site. They will also be given a hard hat at the entrance, provided by the site managers.
Participation in the tours is also contingent on signing a liability waiver.