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The Outermost House: A Norwegian Island Retreat

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The Outermost House: A Norwegian Island Retreat

July 22, 2022

Designed way back in 2012 by Kolman Boye architects, Summerhouse Nauste is set in the unspoiled seaside landscape of Vega in the Norwegian archipelago, not far from the polar circle. The private residence features expansive windows facing three directions: ocean, mountains, and the moss-covered, rocky terrain. A natural ravine of sea-sand from the shore provides access to the house. 

The home is built from linseed-oil-treated pine with untreated birch skirting, frames, and reveals. From the exterior, the wood siding mirrors the muted tones of the surrounding landscape. The airy, open-plan interiors are whitewashed, and the furniture, chosen by the resident, includes Scandinavian classics from the likes of Børge Mogensen and Bernt Pedersen.

Photography by Åke E:son Lindman, courtesy of Kolman Boye Architects.

the project is named after a group of nearby traditional huts, called &#8\2 12
Above: The project is named after a group of nearby traditional huts, called “Nauste” in Norwegian.
the clean, pitched roof mimics the natural peaks of nearby mountains. 13
Above: The clean, pitched roof mimics the natural peaks of nearby mountains.
 the lower level is an open plan centered around a stone hearth. 14
Above: The lower level is an open plan centered around a stone hearth.
above: bernt pedersen kludestol chairs are strategically positioned to afford & 15
Above: Bernt Pedersen Kludestol Chairs are strategically positioned to afford  panoramic views.
the large windows of the house face three directions toward mountains, land, an 16
Above: The large windows of the house face three directions toward mountains, land, and sea.
kitchen cabinets are inset into a shiplap paneled wall above the stainless stee 17
Above: Kitchen cabinets are inset into a shiplap paneled wall above the stainless steel countertop.
a simple dining room with børge mogensen j39 dining chairs and a 18
Above: A simple dining room with Børge Mogensen J39 Dining Chairs and a Broberg & Ridderstråle Big Patina Oil Lamp on the table.
a built in bookshelf provides storage;  a sleeping loft hovers overhe 19
Above: A built-in bookshelf provides storage;  a sleeping loft hovers overhead.
a minimal bedroom, decorated in earth tones, is flooded with nat 20
Above: A minimal bedroom, decorated in earth tones, is flooded with natural light.
above l: a solid pine deck conforms to the organic curves of the land bene 21
Above L: A solid pine deck conforms to the organic curves of the land beneath it. Above R: The surrounding gnarled birch shrubs and wild moss.

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N.B.: This post has bee updated from the original, which ran on May 6, 2016.

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Frequently asked questions

What is Summerhouse Naustet?

Summerhouse Naustet is a Norwegian island retreat that is designed to be a peaceful getaway for the family. The summerhouse is located on a remote island and it is a beautiful retreat that is surrounded by stunning scenery and beautiful wildlife.

Who designed Summerhouse Naustet?

Summerhouse Naustet was designed by architects Jon Danielsen Aarhus and Grethe Bjornhaug. The architects have done an excellent job of designing this beautiful summerhouse that is simple yet elegant.

Where is Summerhouse Naustet located?

Summerhouse Naustet is located on a remote island in Norway. The island is only accessible by boat, which adds to the charm of the experience.

What is the design philosophy behind Summerhouse Naustet?

The design philosophy behind Summerhouse Naustet is to create a space that is in harmony with the natural surroundings and the environment. The architects have used traditional Norwegian building techniques and materials to create a space that is sustainable and eco-friendly.

What are the features of Summerhouse Naustet?

Summerhouse Naustet features an open-plan living area, kitchen, and dining area that is perfect for families. The summerhouse also has a large outdoor terrace that offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

What is the cost of staying at Summerhouse Naustet?

The cost of staying at Summerhouse Naustet varies depending on the season and the length of stay. It is best to contact the owners directly for up-to-date pricing information.

Is Summerhouse Naustet available for rent?

Yes, Summerhouse Naustet is available for rent. The owners of the property offer it out as a holiday home and it is popular with families looking for a peaceful retreat.

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