Swedish starchitect Gert Wingårdh is known for his elegant brand ‘high organic’ architectural design. This Vemdalen mountain home is straight from his playbook, lifted from the ground to maximise its views and capture light.
The 160 sum Jaktvillan property was built last year and riffs loosely on the silhouette of a tree, with the house elevated on large diagonal struts to create parking and putting living spaces on the first floor and attic at canopy level. Sioo-treated pine clads the exterior of the building – mirrored indoors via natural stone and light wood surfaces that amplify light and lend a minimalist flair to the interiors.
A wood-burning stove adds to the ‘mysa’ vibe – the Swedish concept of nature, companionship and cosiness combined with presentness. Deep window recesses in the lounge and bedrooms offer places to linger and enjoy the views over the mountain forest and Hovde.
Eklund Stockholm New York is marketing the Swedish property for SEK 8.995m.
The three-to-four-bedroom house is envisaged as a year-round residence equipped with a kitchen and bathroom on each floor, meaning it could be closed off and rented separately. Similarly, the carport can accommodate two cars, with an electric charger and a scooter garage provided, plus a sauna, built-in storage and a roof terrace.
Backcountry trails are on the doorstep, while the water is 2.8 km away.