But both the architects at Elding Oscarson and the homeowners of this stunning home dubbed felt that this desire to explore the edge of life was subdued and overpowered in the last few decades. Hence they decided to fashion a brilliant modern home in an attempt to rekindle this lost flair for life at this scenic Swedish harbor!
A perforated timber screen completely alters the dynamics of the home and allows the homeowners to turn the small backyard into a cozy little retreat right at home. The interior is largely clad in timber and concrete – a blend that brings together inviting warmth and modern minimalism in a seamless fashion.
It is the top floor that holds the master suite and additional bedrooms. Each level flows into the next in terms of both style and ambiance as the wooden staircase and series of light wells create a sense of continuity. Bright color is kept to an absolute minimum inside the house with wall art and lighting fixtures adding hints of liveliness and energy.
But step inside and you will notice how a polished concrete floor and large windows add to this picture of contemporary minimalism at its refined best. Décor also blends in with this air of sleek sophistication as posters and artwork add a pinch of color to the living area.
One of the biggest misconceptions with ‘green design’ is that one needs to put in plenty of effort completely overhaul their home and rely on fancy gadgets and cutting-edge technology to do their part in making the planet a cleaner and safer place.
But it is much more than the color scheme that catches your eye here with hickory quartz countertops and raw metal adding textural contrast and beauty to the polished interior. Moroccan-inspired tiles in the bathroom and a partition in the living area bring pattern while a cool sliding barn door makes a bold visual statement in the bedroom.
Much of the house and its floor plan are defined by the courtyards that surround it bringing in both natural light and a hint of greenery. This creates a nice indoor-outdoor interplay allowing the homeowners to spend time outside while enjoying the comforts of a stylish interior.