The 'L' shape is a common choice for those looking to increase the amount of natural light a building receives, but Israel's Paz Gersh Architects have upped the ante with the Mediterranean Villa in Tel Aviv.

By only extending the L across the ground level they've created space for a beautiful rooftop garden accessed directly via the master suite on the top floor, while below the house reaps all the benefits of floor-to-ceiling windows across an open-plan living and dining area. A tasteful mix of modern art pieces and design furniture populate the rooms, including a particularly eye-catching plum-colored Landscape Chaise Longue by Jeffrey Bernett in the library, while solid teak sun panels across the top window break up the tonal white walls in a vent-like, almost industrial fashion.

Check out the LP House by Metro Arquitetos Associados for another great take on the classic L-shaped home.

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