If you don't know the name Gert Wingårdh, consider this a long-overdue introduction. Wingårdh, a Swedish architect who founded his international practice, Wingårdhs, in 1977, designed this rustic retreat for a friend and his friend's partner some years ago. Though the plans were squirreled away for 30 years (!) and never realized, the friend recently called up Wingårdh when he and his partner finally decided to go through with building a home for themselves. The result is every bit as picturesquely Nordic as you'd expect.
Located in the small 18th century fishing village of Fjällbacka (population 900), about 300 miles west of Stockholm, the Wingårdh-designed rural getaway is like something out of a beautifully illustrated, high-design fairy tale, comprising a larchwood-clad home composed of a series of volumes that appear precariously stacked. Inside, unfinished concrete walls meet fir flooring for Viking-cool interiors that are sleek without lacking warmth.
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