A minimalist’s dream, this retreat combines simplicity with the feeling of home. The timber panelling and terrazzo bring character, whilst plenty of in-built storage keeps the interior architecture pure.
We’re in love with the social space at the heart of the home that caters to the easy flow of early evening drinks which turn into late-night cooking, talking around the fire and a long brunch the following day.
Just an hour away from Malmö, southern Sweden’s gateway to Denmark, this neat holiday house in the small town of Ollsjö is an example of high quality and holistic Scandinavian design. Named Runvägen 2, the house is an all-year round retreat: cosy in the winter with the wood-burning fire glowing and breezy in the summer with the doors flung wide open.
With its light-coloured facade and simple material palette, the house is a sophisticated take on the simple garden shed. The space welcomes a functional layout for open plan living and connecting with nature.
Inside, the architecture brings warmth and character. Timber panelling wraps up the living spaces, flowing into an oak kitchen from Ballingslöv with large work surfaces and plenty of storage. Italian terrazzo tiles in the bathrooms and a black wood-burning stove in the living room create visual rhythm.
The natural social space falls somewhere between kitchen, living and dining. Here, the openness is encouraged with wide windows that bring in the daylight and frame views of the garden, while the glazed doors open up to a deck for outdoor living.
Sleeping is positioned on the other side of the house, overlooking a private landscape and forest. The master bedroom, with bespoke timber headboards and mood lighting, has a walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom. Two further bedrooms are connected by a smaller living area, providing space to retreat even further into comfort.
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