Built as a family summer house on the west coast of Sweden, Villa N1 was designed by Jonas Lindvall, of Lindvall A & D, to mimic the wooden barns clad in horizontal planks that are prevalent in the region. The single-story, all-wood house spans 190 square meters (approx. 2045 square feet) and is composed of five pavilion-like structures joined together in a row.
At one end, you’ll find the master bedroom and at the other end is the children’s bedrooms, with the common areas residing in the center volumes. The pavilions each feature a pitched roof, which leans towards traditional, but the simplicity of the overall design feels very modern.
Not just the walls are made of wood – the roof is too. The facade planks are made of oak that’s left untreated so that it ages naturally over time.
The master bedroom and playroom are set at a lower level as the landscape slopes. The public area is large and open with floor-to-ceiling windows that slide away and hide within the walls to create an indoor/outdoor flow. Pietra Serena stone covers the main areas and halls of the house and continues to the patio spaces for continuity.
Photos by Åke E:son Lindman.