The island house designed by WRB Architects is located on an island in the Stockholm archipelago, Sweden. This waterfront cottage set among the beautiful natural surroundings is a vacation home for a young family with children. It is a small rustic cottage home half hidden behind the pine trees built on a 150 sq feet area. The site is a natural landscape covered with lush green vegetation, pine trees and a 500 years old oak tree. It is slightly elevated from the waterfront with rocky outcrops.
The Stockholm archipelago, the biggest archipelago in Sweden, is a spectacular fan shaped group of more than 24,000 islands and islets. Only a thousand of them are inhibited. It inspired many artists, authors and poets by its magnificent beauty. Some of them are Aleister Crowley, Ture Nerman, Roland Svensson. The archipelago has a wonderful array of restaurants and holiday homes. During summer it is buzzing with boating and sailing activates. During winters it is ideal for ice skating excursions. The Stockholm archipelago is a paradise full of natural beauty in the calm Ocean. The island vacation home featured here is built in rustic cottage style architecture with glass enclosed interiors and outdoor living spaces. The breathtaking view of ocean is available from inside and outside of the cottage. The architectural design and exteriors of the cottage blend well with the natural beauty. The house structure is very humble and does not dominate the coastline. It is built using natural wood for walls, ceiling and walls. Wide sliding glass doors invite the nature inside. Its natural brown color merges with the exteriors.
The layout of this island home is divided into two parts. One is to socialize and entertain and another is a private section for relaxation. A sheltered wooden deck in front of the ocean is ideal for outdoor entertaining. Living area is designed as an open floor plan. It gives a lot of space for easy and comfortable living. Open floor plan also offers flexibility of rearranging the space for socializing or any other family activity. The space can be arranged as per the need and lifestyle. Living room dining room and kitchen of the cottage house are defined by grouping the furniture. Wide glass doors in front of this open living space offer panoramic view of natural beauty outside. Bedrooms, bathrooms, storage and sauna are secludes from entertaining area. Bedrooms open in a private courtyard enclosed by rocks and an oak tree. The coastal home in its wonderful waterfront settings offers cozy and comfortable holiday experience.