Architect Leo Qvarsebo designed himself a summer villa in the town of Västerbyn, Sweden that feels almost like an adult treehouse. The goals were to be able to cook inside and out, have a quiet place to read, and a bedroom underneath the stars, and all three were met in the final design.
Surrounded by a dense forest to the north and views of sunsets, the sea, and pastures to the south, the flat land led to an angular design that gives the occupants both the views and privacy.
Large windows jut out from the triangular roof, which slopes down to meet the outdoor terrace. Sliding glass doors help expand the illusion that the interior square footage is larger as it flow directly to the deck.
From the outside in, the villa is made of wood. The A-frame is made of wooden beams, while the roof and walls are covered in Swedish pine.
Inside, the ceiling, walls, and floors are covered with plywood that was salvaged from an old puzzle factory. Furniture was built out of plywood onsite.
The simple stairs zig zag their way up through five levels.
Photos by Lindman Photography.