Four Generations and Counting, This House is a Family Affair

Four Generations and Counting, This House is a Family Affair

By Nathalie Rothschild / Photos by James Silverman
With Alvar Aalto in mind, a renowned Swedish architect crafts a serene home on a long-held family plot.

A suburb 15 minutes from central Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city, seems an unlikely place to find a house designed by one of Scandinavia’s most celebrated architecture firms. Still, here, Wingårdhs—run by principal Gert Wingårdh—has created a home for a young couple that offers near complete privacy, even though the closest neighbor is just yards away.

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