Contemporary Lake Residence in Stockholm

First spotted on Skeppsholmen/Sotheby’s International Realty, this modern dream home  in Stockholm sits on a lakefront lot, enjoying all of the views its natural landscape offers.

What is most intriguing about this contemporary luxury residence is the sculptural and asymmetrical architecture–round rooms, carved out rooflines, angled windows and walls, glazed railings and especially the way it nestles into the sloped hillside with two different elevations at the front and rear. The facade is rather humble, seemingly a one-story home until you reach the backyard which is, in essence, the lake.

A zero-edge pool is lined with a mosaic of aqua tiles, mimicking the sky above. The large patio spills from the edge of the home all the way to an overlook ledge which views the water and private dock below.

An unexpected, yet very cool design contribution to this ultra-modern dream home is the sunken dining and lounge area adjacent to the swimming pool. This rectangular entertaining area is approached by descending a few steps from the main level of the terrace. Plentiful and colorful pillows add punch to this recessed outdoor space.

The layout is a swerve of design delight, with the shared dining and living rooms encompassing majority of the main floor. What needs to be highlighted is the color scheme–I’m loving the fresh mint accent wall, especially when paired with the orange-red pillows and shades of cream. With the series of large porthole windows and glazed exterior wall, this living area pops with light. Medium-wood, wide-plank floors throughout inject instant warmth into the spacious interiors.

A floating black wood-burning fireplace anchors the area between the home’s entranceway and living zones, and sits at the top of the elegantly curved staircase. A central lounging terrace with modular sofa is directly off of this open living space.

The kitchen is striking with a gleaming stainless steel countertop. Upper and lower cabinetry is clad in a horizontal wood pattern, creating a sleek linear effect in contrast to the slightly rustic floral wall paper. The eat-in nook sits within the rotunda, creating a cozy space to dine.

The more private areas of the bedrooms and glass-enclosed wine cellar reside downstairs at ground level. The master suite is draped in a soothing palette of mocha and white, while the spa bath is rich with charcoal stone walls and glass tiles. The connecting wardrobe closet is a stunner, with customized cabinetry embracing a plush tufted ottoman.

The Contemporary Lake Residence is a unique dream home with endless views to perfectly soak up the lake surroundings and enjoy a waterfront lifestyle.

1 Comment
  • trimtab21
    August 14, 2013

    nice interiors but the architecture is awful!

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