We converted a hand built traditional timber frame house in the wilderness of North Sweden, into a modern and comfortable family home, with enough space for visiting guests. The house also needed to work better with the surrounding environment by enhancing the available views and protecting the property for the harshness of winter.
The existing internal configuration was removed, this allowed the main living area to be opened up so 3 quarters of the downstairs became one space that had an office area, living area and kitchen. The kitchen was clad in reclaimed timber with concrete worktops and a stainless steel sink, a downstairs bathroom was added directly off the hall. Double doors were inserted in the south facade that connected onto a terrace that expanded the entire width of the building. The terrace turned a corner and became a porch on the west face to allow for sheltered entering in the winter months.
Upstairs on the east side of the house a bathroom, one double and one single bedroom was built and on the west side one double and one single bedroom was built. The bathroom has a shower and a bath that positions the user to look out into the endless wilderness. The walls that are between the bedrooms were on a zig zag to allow for inbuilt shelves/storage.