THE IMAGE OF A TYPICAL SUMMER HOUSE is not something this home matches – but it does match the family’s lifestyle. At the planning stage, the intention was to live there only during the children’s summer break, with the rest of the year spent abroad due to the father’s job. The space layout is tailored exactly to the residents’ lifestyle as well. There is no sauna or garage, and the utility room is tiny. Despite the small floor area, the house achieves a luxuriously spacious overall impression.
VISUAL CLEANLINESS AND SERENITY were the objective. We have inherited from prior generations the mind-set of never throwing anything away, and we live in a time when we are incessantly bombarded by various stimuli. Today, value lies in having space, both physical and mental. We wanted to make this home into a place where the soul can rest in harmony and simplicity, but one that also has modern amenities. A lot of the functionality is hidden within the walls. In the kitchen, with its many appliances, the only things visible are the sink and faucet cut into the countertop, and the hob. Thus, the open kitchen’s furnishings are naturally interwoven with the living room.