Villa Plus by Waldemarson Berglund

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Villa Plus by Waldemarson Berglund

This idyllic pine house by the sea outside Stockholm has a glass-fronted lookout loft on its roof.

Villa Plus by Waldemarson Berglund

Completed in 2008 by Swedish architects Waldemarson Berglund, the two-storey Villa Plus is clad entirely in roughly cut Swedish pine that will grey with age.

Villa Plus by Waldemarson Berglund

Only one room occupies the rectangular first-floor loft, while bedrooms are on the ground floor alongside bathrooms and a large open-plan living room.

Villa Plus by Waldemarson Berglund

A separate bedroom is located at the back of the house and can only be accessed by crossing the wooden outdoor deck.

Villa Plus by Waldemarson Berglund

Timber feet raise the building and deck above the ground to prevent flooding when the tide is high.

Villa Plus by Waldemarson Berglund

Some other Swedish houses from our archive include a house with glazing that is flush with the ground and an island cottage with a raw timber interior - see more projects in Sweden here.

Villa Plus by Waldemarson Berglund

Photography is by Åke E:son Lindman.

Villa Plus by Waldemarson Berglund

The following information is from Waldemarson Berglund:


The building settles in the outer extension of the archipelago near Stockholm, in the borderland between land and sea.

Villa Plus by Waldemarson Berglund

The surroundings are simply water with some rocks and little islands cutting through the surface.

Villa Plus by Waldemarson Berglund

The scenery is very dramatic and horizontal. Every change in weather and light is directly reflected by the sea.

Villa Plus by Waldemarson Berglund

Facing the challenge of building so close to the water, the house lands on the site very pragmatically.

Villa Plus by Waldemarson Berglund

Standing on columns, if the sea goes wildly it simply runs under it.

Villa Plus by Waldemarson Berglund

The client's wishes of catching the sea and creating calm and contemplative spaces lead the design.

Villa Plus by Waldemarson Berglund

The house faces openly the sea, turning its back towards the city and the urban life.

Villa Plus by Waldemarson Berglund

Even though being modernly designed, it is built in a traditional and uncomplicated way.

Villa Plus by Waldemarson Berglund

This is due partially to the difficult (sometimes impossible), access, depending on the wind and waves.

Villa Plus by Waldemarson Berglund

The harsh weather conditions, with wind, water and ice, also conditioned the choice of materials, taken from the nature around it.

Villa Plus by Waldemarson Berglund

The load bearing walls are built from hand-picked panels of swedish pine, cut to a rough surface. In time, the wood will turn grey, becoming a part of the great surrounding environment.

Villa Plus by Waldemarson Berglund

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  • http://anziulewicz.livejournal.com Chuck Anziulewicz

    Oh my goodness! I've been following Dezeen for over several years now, and that has to be one of the coolest-looking homes I've ever seen. I could live there in a heartbeat.

  • edward

    Seasonally dry building lot as the Florida real estate agents would say. Good luck to them with this beautiful house. Must be a large family.

  • https://www.facebook.com/patricprz Patric Prz

    That is a dream house.

  • Rafel

    Put simply, I would like to live there! Very nice and practical. Of course the surroundings make it stunning.

  • amsam

    This might be the most beautiful house I've seen on Dezeen

  • http://dandid.com dandid

    thats properly cool! but really I'm commenting so someone can tell me where to buy the race-horse rocker, now that's really nice… anyone know where they are from?

  • http://sismebebek.in şişme bebek

    Seasonally dry building lot as the Florida real estate agents would say. Good luck to them with this beautiful house. Must be a large family

  • Tom Ford

    "The client’s wishes of catching the sea and creating calm and contemplative spaces lead the design."

    Especially where that ugly duct is coming from the top of the kitchen range hood.

  • mik

    everyhouse is a dream house with that scenario.
    I think is a kind of boring and unimaginative if considering the huge amount of good architecture already built.
    This is fast pragmatic architecture with bad detailing.
    Sorry!

    • ppp

      Good architecture doesn't always need to be groundbreaking and eye-catching. Sometimes in enough with understanding the site, building with sense and creating a pleasant and calm space.
      I think the fact that you regard "pragmatic" as a flaw says something, and I wonder how do you know it has a bad detailing from this pictures and and big scale drawings…

      • mik

        ppp, I understand your point of view although it's not very conclusive.
        This is suppose to be a specific project for a specific client and It just doesn't look like that.
        when I say it is pragmatic it is not with the intention to brake the project in two.
        I just wanted to emphasise the fact that this is not brilliant and I do can see the bad detailing in the photos.
        I've seen several projects with this same big wooden cigar box with a small box sitting on the top.
        If I want to exaggerate I could say that you will be able to buy this house in 20 years in IKEA.