While we are already thinking about winter and the holidays (we’re making the 3rd edition of our Christmas magazine), we couldn’t resist but to share this simple but gorgeous summerhouse situated on the west coast of Sweden.

Designed by Mikael Bergquist, this retreat is a combination of the typical Swedish farm house form with a contemporary way of living in close contact with the surrounding nature.

The house is clad with untreated wood on the outside that will turn grey over time. The inside of the house is more delicate. The large living room / kitchen can be opened up with large sliding glazed doors so the inside becomes part of the outside.

It’s a gorgeous house that is both modern and traditional at the same time.

Photos: Mikael Bergquist