Just after residing in a modernist villa, Ulrika and Daniel Prytz were being completely ready for a transform. They preferred a dwelling to much better accommodate their relatives of six—one that would not only convey them footsteps absent from the outdoors but also evoke the very qualities of nature in the design itself. They sought out architect Sofia Nyman of firm Skälsö to reimagine and broaden a 19th-century property perched on the water’s edge in the smaller coastal town of Härnösand, Sweden.
“They had been on the lookout for another feeling in their new home and requested peacefulness and harmony—to reside closer to the mother nature,” claims Nyman. The couple, with their 4 little ones, experienced been living in what she describes as a home with a virtually all-white inside and modernist furnishings, punctuated with vibrant art.
Now they sought some thing distinct, a little something pared down that communed with the landscape in a quiet, personal way. Nyman obtained this via a meticulously picked monochrome colour palette: the initial structure’s exterior facade, roof, and windows are painted in tonal shades of eco-friendly, though the interior rooms are a medley of grey tones. The final result is at as soon as putting and subtle. “By utilizing this colour plan you really don’t go through the rooms as numerous surfaces, you read through it as just one, serene place.”
Photography by Stefan Isidor Bergkvist, courtesy of Skälsö Arkitekter.
A new one particular-tale addition—composed of just about ground-to-ceiling home windows, pine, and concrete floors—provides an open up, mild-loaded residing area area with sights searching out to the sea. In planning this place, Nyman designed a modern day counterpoint to the first, historic structure—all when integrating it into the bordering environment by way of the use of simple, raw resources. “So many surfaces of the existing dwelling are treated with paint, thus I desired the new addition to have extra materiality as a distinction to the primary elements.” Around time, nevertheless, she claims the larch facade will flip to grey and “blend in a lot more.”