At the northern end of the Stockholm archipelago, a humble cottage becomes a gorgeous seaside retreat for a nature-loving family.
When Stockholm–based architecture practice Kod Arkitekter was asked to design a summer retreat on a Swedish island north of the capital, the brief came with the unusual request that the small cottage on site be preserved.
Naturally, the existing 700-square-foot structure became the starting point for the design of the new residence, which combines cues from the building’s simple gabled form built in the Scandinavian cottage vernacular with a simplicity inspired by Japanese design.
Expanded to 2,260 square feet, the Summer House in the Stockholm archipelago seamlessly integrates the existing cottage with a common roof and, through careful design restraint, emphasizes strong connections with its forested surroundings and exceptional sea views beyond.
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