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