A Striking Holiday House By The Sea in Rural Iceland



Iceland. What an incredible country. Have you been? Per and I had the pleasure of visiting over a decade ago and we were absolutely mesmerised! We took the coastal road South, taking in waterfalls, glaciers, icebergs, and volcanic peaks on one side, and the rugged coastline on the other. Along the way, seals would pop their heads out above the icy waters and eye us over the black sands. The nature was lit by 24-hour sunlight and was as raw, striking and dramatic as you can imagine. After four days we left feeling we’d only just scratched the surface and agreed to return one day. I was reminded of this promise when I stumbled across The Black House this morning. 
   
Located at the foot of mount Hafnarfjäll along the shores of the rugged Snæfellsnes peninsula, the house was designed by Icelandic interior architect Rut Káradóttir. The simple clapboard frame was inspired by the humble 18th century coastal houses typical of the area, which were often treated with natural tar to shield the facade from the harsh climate. Inside, the magical open-plan living space combines a rustic vibe with contemporary touches and the deep, dramatic tones emulate the stark drama outside the window. Enjoy the tour! 

So incredible, don’t you think?! 
I think this house is a sign that we need to return and explore more of this incredible Nordic country as soon as possible!
Did I mention it’s available as a short-term holiday let too?! I KNOW, RIGHT?! 
FYI – the house sleeps four and is available to rent through Boutique Homes.
Meet you there? 
If you’ve been to Iceland and have any tips, please do share below! I’d love to hear them! 
Niki
Photography courtesy of Boutique Homes.

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Iceland. What an incredible country. Have you been? Per and I had the pleasure of visiting over a decade ago and we were absolutely mesmerised! We took the coastal road South, taking in waterfalls, glaciers, icebergs, and volcanic peaks on one side, and the rugged coastline on the other. Along the way, seals would pop their heads out above the icy waters and eye us over the black sands. The nature was lit by 24-hour sunlight and was as raw, striking and dramatic as you can imagine. After four days we left feeling we’d only just scratched the surface and agreed to return one day. I was reminded of this promise when I stumbled across The Black House this morning. 
   
Located at the foot of mount Hafnarfjäll along the shores of the rugged Snæfellsnes peninsula, the house was designed by Icelandic interior architect Rut Káradóttir. The simple clapboard frame was inspired by the humble 18th century coastal houses typical of the area, which were often treated with natural tar to shield the facade from the harsh climate. Inside, the magical open-plan living space combines a rustic vibe with contemporary touches and the deep, dramatic tones emulate the stark drama outside the window. Enjoy the tour! 

So incredible, don’t you think?! 
I think this house is a sign that we need to return and explore more of this incredible Nordic country as soon as possible!
Did I mention it’s available as a short-term holiday let too?! I KNOW, RIGHT?! 
FYI – the house sleeps four and is available to rent through Boutique Homes.
Meet you there? 
If you’ve been to Iceland and have any tips, please do share below! I’d love to hear them! 
Niki
Photography courtesy of Boutique Homes.