The good planning and the location made it pardon.
Old petty buildings often live an uncertain life. They are praise the owners feelings and needs. Some are being torn, in whole or in part, and resurface in new form, others may live on even though they have almost left this earth.
This cottage on the Swedish coast had been there for almost 70 years when the owners accidentally came across it. Actually, they were not on hunting hunting. And the advertisement they wrote was not really a lot to be blended. The facade was about to be eaten by the weather. The windows were hanging. The plot was overgrown and so stupid.
But then it was the location, the location in the terrain and the atmosphere, then. It could not be better.
Always smiling for the wind
When it is reportedly flau wind inland, it often means a fresh breeze out of Hamburg, where the cabin is located.
In the middle of the island there are pockets of right-wing deciduous forest, but here in the ocean gorge, the vegetation submerges the salty breath of the west. It makes the cabin to Anders Cervin and Kay Kjellson as well. No matter where it blows, there is a living space where they can laugh. The building bodies form a closed courtyard, an atrium.
Cheaper to tear up and build new
The main building, the cabin itself, turns the long side to the west. Then it makes a ninety-degree knee to the north. An outbuilding forms the front to the south.
The two buildings are connected by a high fence with large glass surfaces that stop the wind, but let the gaze pass.
The fourth fourth wall is gray-gray, smooth-cut granite. It was here first.
The basic qualities were therefore correct. Qualifications as architect Sten Hummel-Gumælius probably set high when he built the cottage in 1945, as a holiday home for himself and his family.
– It would be cheaper to tear up and build new ones. But the cabin was so well planned, basically we wanted to keep it as good as we could, says the owners of the day.
Just as big, but bigger
The outer panel is replaced with Siberian larch plank. The windows have been replaced, the room distribution somewhat adjusted.
The build is brilliant
– The cabin is still at almost 80 sqm, but it feels bigger. That’s enough because the guest rooms have their own output. It does not feel so tight when we have guests. Besides, the courtyard is also a kind of room, explains Anders and Kay.
The tree that gives the uterus character
This is where Anders and Kay draw on windy sunshine days, the ones that are the most of. Had we been to the Mediterranean, there would typically be a crooked olive tree here.
The closest we come now is an old arrow.
– The landlord suggested to cut the pile tree. But we thought it gave the outdoor space, and are excited to keep it.
On the outside of the atrium, to the west, the owners have made a small lawn, mostly for playing games.
Otherwise, nature is invited to do as it wishes.
A humble hut
This is how the cottage is surrounded by shrubs, field flowers and stiff grass. The panel has just begun to shine, thus assuming the same color as the buttons outside. The cottage can not be blamed for roughing in the landscape. In the distance there is only a white flagpole that reveals that there are people out there.
And at the end of it, a blazing pennant.
This house is in one with the forest
The hut that hides in nature
Surrounded by the surroundings
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