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Scandinavian Simplicity: A Reimagined Swedish Summerhouse

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Scandinavian Simplicity: A Reimagined Swedish Summerhouse

August 24, 2014

Erik Persson of Stockholm-based General Architecture is a preservationist in the best sense; when it came time to build his own summerhouse, he found a derelict barn, dismantled it, and moved it to a more advantageous location. There’s no electricity, no indoor bathroom, and a rudimentary kitchen.

Photography courtesy of General Architecture.

persson added a second level to the existing structure; the second floor is div 9
Above: Persson added a second level to the existing structure; the second floor is divided into two load-bearing walls that allow the first floor to be entirely open.
the living room is anchored by a borge mogensen sofa. the inset window is flank 10
Above: The living room is anchored by a Borge Mogensen sofa. The inset window is flanked by a wall-mounted brass Svenskt Tenn candleholder.
the simple, unfitted kitchen. 11
Above: The simple, unfitted kitchen.
the second floor is simple and spare. 12
Above: The second floor is simple and spare.

Not pictured: The wood staircase that leads to the newly added second floor, and a charming outhouse. See more via Monocle.

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