Take your vacation home, in the cottage on the terrace.
Staying like Elin and Rune, high up in a cliff on Sunnmøre, with wonderful views of the mountains and fjord, you will take care of the beautiful view almost at all costs.
– We are so happy here! The proximity to fjord and mountain feels just as important as being able to eat and sleep. The view takes our breath away, and when we are out we experience the body what nature can give us, no matter what weather, says Elin.
Around the entire front of the house runs a terrace that provides unobstructed views to Storfjorden. There is access to the terrace through large, double doors from the living room, but the view is also gained through many and large windows.
Inside good, but out of order, or?
Elin and Rune appreciate the windows, but like the best. Both swear to philosophy there is no bad weather, just bad clothes. Practical, as the weather here changes quickly, and often worse.
– It can blow really hard, but we love to sit on the terrace and enjoy the tranquility. One evening seven years ago we sat outside and did not want to go in. We sat right up to the house, laughing at the worst wind. Then we realized we could build a living wall. A little further in the evening came the idea of a fireplace, Elin says.
From there it was ballooning. Eventually, the wish for a roof, and therefore a wall came. The following year they realized that it would have been possible to shut down completely, thus placing glass doors. These keep wind and rain out, but do not close for the view.
From Dream to Reality
Today a nice and practical living room is ready. Although outdoor space may not be a completely comprehensive word.
– It’s more like a little mountain hut, just it’s home, says Elin.
The room is 12 square meters and it is located next door to the house. The centerpiece is the big leaky fireplace, which in addition to heat and food can be used for cooking. Until the fireplace, Elin has built a closet, which is used to store everything from wood to matches.
The room is decorated in a trendy, Scandinavian chic style. The color palette is neutral, with a lot of white, gray and black contrasts. The walls are painted in white and driftwood, colors that harmonize wonderfully with the landscape outside, especially in the winter months. Imprint of natural materials and dye colors gives a rusty, warm and calm result.
– It gives a wonderful peace of mind and sitting here. It almost feels like therapy, says Elin.
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