A sailor’s archipelago house

Type of building: Single family house
Number of floors: 2
Where: Stockholm
Completed: 2000
Architect: Landström Arkitekter through Anders Landström, Jesper Gedda, Karin Löfgren
Constructor: Tyréns AB through Laine Montelin, Tomas Alsmarker
Entrepreneur: FKTS AB through Peter Erelöf with the carpenters Markku Lehtonen and Rainer Persson
Developer: Private

Several small wooden cottages sit on a narrow channel, next to a large archipelago bay. Coloured grey, they are a good fit for the magnificent landscape. The houses are built to be used all year round for recreation, meeting up with friends and outdoor pursuits. The aim was to fulfil the client’s dream, which resulted in a boathouse with sauna, shaped like a glazed wheelhouse on the large jetty. The greying rectangular boarded roof joins with the rounded rocks to form an exciting composition. A short climb away along the rocks stands the main house, at the top of the rise. A large wooden canopy at the entrance protects against bad weather.

The lower level of the building is designed entirely for socialising, even while meals are being prepared. At the heart of the house sits a fireplace that not only serves as a divider between the kitchen and living room, but also carries the glulam beams on which the upper floor rests. The top floor is dominated by the master bedroom, suspended from the roof like a private gallery, with stunning views of the glittering water in the bay.

Get news & inspiration from Swedish Wood

Sign up and get information about publications and other news from Swedish Wood by email.

Sign up for the newsletter