If you are following me on Pinterest, chances are you’ve seen several of my pins passing by featuring a summerhouse – My board ‘Dreaming of a Cabin‘ is filled with inspiring floorplans, small homes, and stylish getaways. In the near future, I hope I’ll have my own little place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, someplace to unplug, in the middle of nature, and preferably under 1000 square feet.
The Aspvik house, by Swedish architect Andreas Martin-Löf, checks all of the boxes – And more! Because while an infinity swimming pool wasn’t part of my initial plan, I think it would preeetty awesome.
Located in the Stockholm archipelago, it sits on a steep hill in a pine tree forest and benefits from panoramic views. The site was difficult to access, meaning that building materials had to be small enough to be carried by hand. The windows, floors, steel frame, plywood cladding, etc…. were all assembled on site. The construction was completed in 2015.
The interior is stripped down and minimal, with intricate details. “The materials are kept raw and relatively simple with a palette of plywood walls, ‘Nero Marquina’ marble and details in polished brass. A combination of luxury appliances and basic off-the-shelf products give an interesting variation throughout the house.
The lower floor includes an entrance hall, bedroom, bathroom, and a sauna tucked into a crevice in the rocky terrain. A staircase leads up to a single, large room on the upper floor which contains the kitchen, dining and living areas. A custom-built bookshelf fits into the structural grid and acts as both storage and a separation between the staircase and the dining area.”
You can read more about this project here.
If you like this house, I recommend you have a look at this one too.
You can also peek inside the architect’s Stockholm home – It’s a beauty!
Photos: Åke Eson Lindman