The Sweden’s Stockholm archipelago seems like an ideal location for a waterfront, rustic cottage design. This is exactly what the WRB Architects made with their project called the Island House. Hakan Widjedal, Natasha Racki and Philip Berghoff founded Arkitektstudio Widjedal Racki Bergerhoff in 2004, the same year when this project was finished. Their projects are executed in close relations to the client and builders where concept, design and construction are seen as inseparable issues in order to guarantee an optimized final outcome.
Rustic cottage design
The coastal, rustic cottage design is created to complement its magnificent waterfront setting and boasts a distinct cottage style characterized by panoramic views of the ocean from glass-enclosed interiors and outdoor living spaces. In fact indoors and outdoors are separated by a sliding glass wall thus facing the sea and the surrounding which include a 500 year old oak tree, pine and rocky outcrops. The layout takes an advantage of the natural beauty of the landscape. The Island House, built on a 150 square feet area, was designed for a young family with children, whose wish was taking a full advantage of the scenic ocean without becoming a domination feature on the coastline. Well, we think the architects did their best.
Rustic cottage design and modern living
The rustic cottage design is half hidden behind the knotty pine trees slightly back and elevated from the waterfront. Facing the ocean its comfortable style lends itself to socializing in groups with a sheltered wood deck that allows a all-weather outdoor entertaining and relaxation. The large area for socializing include a floor, a roof and a freely standing core for utilities. The Island House also invites nature in by the extensive use of natural wood for the interiors which gives it a special cottage look. The bedrooms, storage and bathroom are facing the courtyard while a separated sauna beside the dock complements the amenities of this modern home.
Rustic cottage style
Modern cottage in rustic style