If your house is surrounded by spectacular scenery, wouldn’t you want to see it? That’s the thinking behind this Swedish home, which comes crowned by a glass roof.
Residents at Villa Himlen (or ‘heaven’) in Lerum, near Gothenburg, can gaze up at the trees and soak up the views of Lake Aspen from its transparent third-floor chamber.
Designed by Maria Nellbro with entertaining in mind, the soaring space has exposed timber trusses and is set out as a dining room with a small kitchenette at the back, and a hot tub.
Nellbro took a hands on approach to designing Villa Himlen, her first project. ‘I climbed a lot of trees to find the best views, frame beautiful sceneries and provide soothing privacy,’ she says.
Living quarters fill the two lower floors of the Gothenburg property, which is on the market via Residence Fastighetsmäkleri for 11,900,000 SEK.
A large kitchen and dining room fill the main level, which leads to an outdoor terrace set at tree level. There’s also a guest bedroom and office.
Meanwhile, three more bedrooms fill the Swedish property’s second floor, as well as a large lounge with wood-burning stove. All the rooms have oversized windows and high ceilings.