The magazine Rom123’s editor-in-chief Kari Janne Standal would rather enjoy gardening and small DIY projects than to practice.
When Kari Janne and the man Kjetil were to build a new cabin, they were not in doubt:
The new cabin should be as maintenance free as possible.
They would also spend time gardening, small fun little DIY projects or a boat trip.
The cabin itself also had clear opinions on how to be:
They would have many, large windows, underfloor heating, fireplace and sauna, and the cabin had to be in a tight and modern style.
In order to realize the dream, they received the help of civil architect Tore Koxvold in Heggelund & Koxvold, who immediately saw the potential and realized where they wanted.
Coxvold suggested a facade of Canadian cedar, which turns gray over the years, like an old barn panel.
Besides, it’s amazing!
The frame around the windows and doors is in maintenance-free aluminum, in the Betonggrau color, from Schüco
Each square meter used
The cabin has a surface area of 90 square meters, which is the maximum of what is allowed to build in Nordre Frogn municipality.
The cabin’s front can be opened to nature
1. The floor contains living room / kitchen, entrance hall, bathroom and sauna, two bedrooms and a technical room / storage room.
In addition, a loft with a ceiling height of 1.9 meters. It contains two bedrooms, one of them sharing the daughters Mari (18) and Ingrid (15), TV room, toilet and office.
The living room has a ceiling height of four meters, and large windows make nature close to.
Just that was important for Kari Janne and the man Kjetil. Therefore, they have also chosen to tone down the colors inside.
Funkishytta has nature as its closest neighbor
A large folding door in the front can be opened on good days, so you get the feeling of sitting outside even when you sit inside.
The terrace is furnished as an extra living room, with a nice and soft sofa designed for outdoor use.
On the wall on the terrace, Kari Janne wrote the word “Wonderful” with black steel wire.
– “Wonderful” is one of the finest words I know about. It describes the feeling I have when I sit on the porch with the coffee cup an early morning.
Or when I’m sitting on the couch a nice winter day with a guy on the fireplace and can peek at the ice fishes who stabber around the water.
Dream cabin at the oslofjord
I love the sea, it’s so meditative to sit looking beyond, she says.
Reuse and home made
Although most is new in the cabin, it is far from reality. Because Kari Janne is a fan of using what she has before and many things in the cabin are things she has had at home.
In addition, she has made many of the things, like the beautiful nature pots that resemble stones, and have been placed in a group by the window.
They pick up the shapes from the pebble bed outside.
She has also sewn most of the pillows in the cabin, and the large, round lamplights in the living room are made after a recipe from room123.
The cottage is used as often as possible during holidays and weekends.
One advantage is that they can commute from the cabin to the jobs in Oslo.
It’s all about pursuing full-time life-enjoyment.
– We love being here. There are untiring, relaxed and very nice neighbors.
When the sun rises early in the morning, it’s time for a coffee out.
Then a summer shop goes to buy freshly baked bread. “To me it’s a dream morning,” says Kari Janne.
Draw the cabin exactly as they wanted
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Maintenance-free terrace floor