Set within a low-lying area of Vestervig, Denmark, this 1,650-square-foot retreat known as the Light House is framed by the North Sea to the west, a lake to the north, and the fjord to the east. The home's proximity to nature and engagement with its dramatic setting create unique architectural experiences both inside and out.
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Architect and owner Søren Sarup of PURAS Architecture has designed a vacation house that will leave you longing for it after leaving. Designed with simple, beautifully arranged spaces and materials, the home is open and inviting with nature at the forefront.
The 1 1/2 level home includes two very different but complementary structures: a horizontal rectangular body with broad windows, and a vertical triangular body known as the 'A-House.'
The rectangular body includes a long floor plan with an open living room, dining room and kitchen, a bedroom, bathroom, and the entrance hall.
The triangle-shaped building, the A-House, includes two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a lounge area under the roof peak with panoramic views over the lake.
Nature extends inside and inversely the living spaces extend out. Wooden terraces are designed with several living corners and rooms that offer shade, shelter, or a place in the sun. Four terraces in total provide plentiful outdoor living spaces for embracing the raw landscape during all seasons of the year.
The continuous use of untreated wood cladding and natural slate, in both color and material, blend with the environment. On the interior, warm wooden surfaces, bright white walls, and classic Danish furniture pieces create a calm and relaxed atmosphere that break the boundary between indoor and outdoor life.
This 'Light House' is all about embracing the natural setting—the light, the air, and the scenery. Perfect for families or friends, you yourself can experience the peaceful bliss and astounding vistas from this Nordic retreat for as low as 600 euro per week.
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Structural Engineer: Stokvad radgivende ingeni0rer A/S
Landscape Architecture: PURAS Architecture
Lighting Design: PURAS Architecture
Interior Design: PURAS Architecture