A House We Just Can’t Get Enough Of…
It’s impossible not to be in awe of how marvelously this little cottage has been designed, such that it looks so small from outside yet it appears to be so spacious on the inside, and with every single convenience you’d ever need. Is it modest? Or lavish? We’re not sure… but we DO know it’s this: head-turning, show-stopping, and conversation-starting. Doesn’t it look like it would be the loveliest retreat from city life?
The Mill House is a combination guest-house and sauna designed by architect Gert Wingårdh. On the outside it is a simple cottage with a gabled roof and a big chimney, the archetype of a house as drawn by a young child. The 50 m2 (538 ft2) of floor area provides room for both the sauna and a comfortable living area on the ground floor. The architect clearly wasn’t trying for the most efficient floor plan: the sauna is reached by about the most circuitous route possible in such a small house. The upper floor is cantilevered over the living room and kitchen leaving a gap at the wall. That gap is enough to provide a glimpse of the adjacent courtyard from the upstairs bedroom. What really sets this small house apart is the landscaping. A stream runs along one side of the cottage, and there is a reflecting pool on the adjacent side.
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