Sweden is home to many majestic forests and lakes and this stunning Lakeside House from Dive Architects makes the most of both and has a breathtaking backdrop which really makes it a restful and relaxing space to spend time. Located in isolated woodland to the north of the nation’s capital, Stockholm, the Lakeside House boasts incredible views out across the lake and has a wonderfully minimalist vibe to its interiors.
The Lakeside House from Dive Architects has the sort of remoteness that we’re big fans of here at Coolector HQ and the lucky owners of this residential property can use it as an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of modern living. It has some striking design features throughout and the whole property has been designed to make the most of the amazing views which stretch out before it.
There is a pleasing aesthetic to the whole of the Lakeside House from Dive Architects. Positioned on the edge of remote woodland with a lake stretching out before it, the architects have designed it to gradually “merge with nature” as the surrounding birch and pine forest grows and begins to envelope the property. It sits on a site that slopes downwards towards the lake and this timber-framed home has been split into two volumes that maximises the available floor space.
The Dive Architects designed Lakeside House in Sweden has two distinct areas – one for sleeping and one that is used as a living space – and they are both angled inwards around an entrance courtyard. With the forest being positioned to the east and lake to the west, the Lakeside House is oriented to make the most of the natural daylight in different areas as the sun moves across the sky during the day.
With the positioning of the property, the homeowners can really enjoy the morning sun at breakfast and take in sunset from their master bedroom – the whole property ensures that whenever it’s sunny, there is a space to enjoy it. The two volumes of the home are subtly angled and form the main entrance and a sheltered outdoor seating area. This also capitalises on the different views depending on whether you look up to the forest or down to the lake.
As you’d expect from a Scandinavian property, wood features heavily in the design of the Lakeside House from Dive Architects. The wooden frame of home has been clad completely in planks of treated pine that add a pleasing, muted aesthetic to the exterior of the home. These run horizontally on the lower portion of the home and vertically towards the roof.
There is a large decking area to the front of the property that is ideal for relaxing and unwinding and making the most of the mesmerising lake views. It has three guest bedrooms which sit along a skylit corridor that leads to the master bedroom and each bedroom has been given its own individual entrance straight to the outside via a small wooden step and a door concealed in the facade. Scandinavian minimalism at its finest.