Building: The Mill House
Architect: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB
What We Like:
We all feel the need to escape the everyday grind and this converted barn is the perfect place for peace and solitude. Wingårdh Arkitektkontor's Mill House is a woodsy oasis in the south of Sweden and full of smart and sleek design that nurtures a special relationship with the surrounding woods. Working only with 164 square feet in the main area, the firm brilliantly transformed a 19th century cowshed, stables, hay loft, and barn into a kitchen, living room and even a gym. Enormous sliding glass walls keep the home open and bright, but also very private and isolated, even with the panoramic forest views that frame the interiors.The cottage annex includes sauna with a rainwater-filled dipping bath beside it. Rain is collected in the home's outdoor troughs and trickles into the bath below for the residents to cool off after a relaxing hot session. The use of fine crafted wood, streamline design, and rustic simplicity makes this house a total dream.
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