Most of us have seen holiday homes, from cottages in Yorkshire to caravans in Skegness. They make us feel at home in a place we are unfamiliar with, allowing us to feel like part of the community, rather than just a tourist.
This beautiful summer home stands on the west coast of Sweden, and incorporates the surrounding area in more ways than one. ‘Villa N1’ was designed by architect Jonas Lindvall and was completed in 2014.
Comprised of 5 interconnected huts, the property follows the tradition of other buildings in the area by being constructed entirely out of timber, including the roof and facade. While this look may be less common in the UK, the simplistic design and appearance has an effect that makes you eager to see more of what the property has to offer.
The design of the buildings follow the tried and tested pitched roof barn model, contributing to a bold and simplistic design that, from a distance, makes the property look almost like a wooden play set! The segments are all interconnected, with the master bedroom and children’s bedrooms sitting either end of the main shared living spaces.
Inside we can see the minimalist interior design influences that Scandinavia is so well known for. The white walls and Pietra Serena stone floors are present throughout the hallway and main family areas, creating a modern ambience that suits the deceivingly simplistic style of the exterior. The master bathroom, in contrast, is made entirely from beautiful Carrara marble.
The structure of the property is designed to fit unobtrusively into the landscape of the area. A number of the property’s segments stand at lower levels than their neighbours as a result of the topography of the site, which was left mostly unaltered.
While the site has a great deal to offer, its design will not appeal to everyone. The clean and modern interiors have plenty of character if you know what to look for, but the average holidaymaker may prefer a dwelling with more warmth. However, for fans of modern architecture, Villa N1 would make a fantastic destination.
Stephen heads the team for marketing, media and research at Plentific. He loves sharing insight and advice for the home services market. He has a keen interest in property renovations after successfully completing a number of property projects.