Triangular Summer Getaway Home in Sweden

View all 12 Photos

Architect Leo Qvarsebo of Equator Stockholm designed this summer home in Dalarna, Sweden, for himself and his children. Made almost entirely of wood, the retreat has a timber frame and is clad in pine panels. The simple construction is varied more in shape than in material. A triangle punctuated by dormer windows, the compact house is contemporary in form and, perhaps more importantly, can be scaled as a kid-friendly climbing wall. There’s even a rope tied to the roof and a built-in swing set on the porch, so the outdoor area is clearly meant for play.

Inside, the small space is lined with birch plywood and filled with light. Sun comes in through the sliding glass doors and large windows, illuminating the open plan kitchen, dining room, and den on the first floor, plus the upper level storage and bedrooms. The warm atmosphere makes for a cozy getaway with beautiful views of the surrounding meadows and woods.

Photography by Åke E:son Lindman

    string(5) "Holly"

Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

  • Herdade da Ferraria

    A traditional farm warehouse transformed into a tranquil retreat. Nestled among tall trees and agricultural…

  • Villa GNR by Archisbang

    A brutalist house designed with a range of creative details. Dating back to the 1960s,…

  • The Marconi Residence

    A one-story house enhanced with an extension and an interior patio. Located in Montréal’s Marconi-Alexandra…

  • Winery Valke Vleug

    A winery with minimalist volumes that reference agricultural architecture in a contemporary design. Built in…

  • Casa Huayoccari

    A solid stone and concrete house that draws inspiration from the features of the surrounding…

  • Brutalist Architecture Gems

    Perhaps more than other styles, brutalist architecture has the ability to evoke strong emotions. You…

Take me there

  • The Volkshaus Basel Hotel

    A building from 1925 transformed into a refined boutique hotel. Completed by Swiss firm Herzog…

  • The Øyna Hotel

    Hotel rooms built inside a sloped terrain with a cantilevered design that maximizes views. Built…

  • Casa Cook Chania Hotel

    A modernist-style resort designed with a village-like layout of one-story volumes. Built on a hillside…

loader