When creating the interior for this five-storey townhouse architectural studio MAATworks referenced the quintessential wooden homes found across Scandinavia. Pinewood-covered walls and ceilings lend to the home’s smart modern Scandinavian charm. The result is a bright open and welcoming abode.
Borrowing from the elements of local farmhouse design and adding contemporary upgrades that improve its aesthetics and ergonomics Cutler Anderson Architects conjured up and brought to life the gorgeous.
A midcentury side table with distressed finish sits in the corner while the fireplace blends into the white backdrop seamlessly. Additional seating options come in the form of a comfy gray lounger and twin armchairs that once again borrow heavily from midcentury design.
Despite the large ranch that surrounds this modern retreat the structure itself is modest and occupies just. Divided into three distinct cantilevered units the house offers a wonderful view of the green ranch even while giving those inside all the privacy they need. It is concrete and corten steel panels that shape the exterior of House N with the formers used for the lower level and on the inside.
Creating a hub of green amidst the urban jungle around it it is the private courtyard of the house that ends up being the showstopper. A 375 square foot rooftop garden complements the lush green courtyard below beautifully even as deciduous trees provide plenty of shade during hot summer days.