Project name: Summerhouse H | Location: Lilla Beddinge, Sweden | Completed: 2017 | Architect: Johan Sundberg

Located on the southern coast of the Skåne region in Sweden, Summerhouse H sits just metres from the beach and has views towards the Baltic Sea to the south. The summer house is designed as a simple box containing a number of volumes which, with different depths and window treatments, convey the property’s graceful character.

The facades of this modern beachside residence are clad in custom-made larch panelling and treated with a silicon-based protector to stand up against the seaside air. This cladding is just one example of how Johan Sundberg Architects have carefully designed a modern beach hut – picking certain traditional elements while introducing some unusually modern, minimal features too. 

As can be expected, this beachside property places a focus on outside living. Floor-to-ceiling glazing opens up onto the sandy shores and, even when shut, blurs the boundary between interior and exterior. A large outdoor patio connects the main living space to the beach and provides an extension of the living and dining area. 

The interior design of Summerhouse H acts as a frame for the outstanding surrounding nature. Its minimal colour palette is made up of light hues and natural wood tones that work in harmony with the context. In this way, the minimal features of Summerhouse H are geared towards emphasising the beauty of the context while also contributing to what stands as a benchmark for modern beachside properties.

Photography by Markus Linderoth.

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