Beirut expanded during the second half of the 19th century and became one of the most prosperous cities of the declining Ottoman Empire. The “Lebanese house” was invented during this period. The Lebanese house is a world of sunshine and light, of color both subtle and vivid, of simplicity of form and elegance of proportions.
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This post is a general overview of architecture in Lebanon as I’ll be going more in-depth as we go along, but I thought it would be an easy start with this one.
Some places exude elegance and a certain refinement just by there mere esthetic; such is the case of this beautiful Lebanese restaurant in the heart of Achrafieh. Liza restaurant occupies the second floor of former Abdallah Bustros’ 19th-century palace. Devised by designer Maria Ousseimi, LIZA’s historically charged, romance infused interior is a reflection of a very tangible reverie of old glamour infused with modern interior that flows from one room to the next.