An antique cottage has a strong historic appeal and rocks the shabby almost abandoned look. It’s truly an off-the-grid paradise for those who are happy to trade luxury for nature’s delight. Sometimes the exterior of such a tiny hut almost loses itself amongst the matching trees. The dark and shabby state of the wood makes it an outstanding piece that embodies the concept of nature as the main building element.
Wood cabins sure have a similar design but each and every one of them is unique in its own way. This spacious cabin is perfect for people who don’t want to give up the comfort of a big home while enjoying the beauty of mother nature. The log cabin experience is made even better with a big deck where warm evenings can be spent in the company of good people. The rustic pieces truly merge with the natural surroundings and create an incredibly old-fashioned setting.
By adding a large floor-to-ceiling glass window in the living area towards the south and the east the kitchen sitting zone and dining space now enjoy unabated view of the hypnotic scenery outside. Even the loft style bedroom gets a long window of its own that allows guests to take in the sights and sounds of Eidsvåg even as they soak in its comfort.
Designed by Tobias Partners the house was originally built in 1980s and was in urgent need of a fresh modern makeover. Despite the difficult access to the lot and the constraints placed by the existing form of the house the interiors were completely opened up to welcome in gentle ocean breeze and a flood of natural light.
It is the living room that offers unabated views of the coastal strip while the master bedroom overlooks the beautiful lineup of pine trees on the other side. Then there is the dining area kitchen and terrace section that opens up towards dreamy sunsets and the distant countryside allowing the homeowners to take in the many sights and sounds outside.
Exposed brick wall in the backdrop an open self with steel frame and wooden planks along with the general ambiance of the kitchen give it a smart industrial look. The rounded island edge offers safety in a high-traffic area while the white worktop combined with dark island and bar stools paints a picture of captivating contrasts.
A home where 10 poorly planned internal rooms stood has now been turned into a spacious cheerful and comfortable cabin and one can find absolutely no trace of those unnecessary partitions. Smart insulation elegant décor and carefully preserved traditional Norwegian charm now shape this remarkable escape.