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Villa G: Minimal Swedish Retreat Nestled in a Gorgeous Oak Forest

Nestled in the middle of a beautiful oak forest and overlooking the ocean in the distance, Villa G is a Swedish home that sits next to a summer home that was originally built in the 1960’s. The contemporary structure makes its presence felt with a dark and dashing exterior that is minimal and lit elegantly using sconce lighting. Designed by André Pihl to combine Nordic minimalism with modernity and plenty of warmth, the lovely little escape offers all the comforts of a contemporary home and does so without going overboard. It offers a lesson in restrained sophistication with an interior that is clad entirely in white.

Dark and minimal exterior of the beautiful Swedish villa in black

Two different private sections of the house come together in the middle to create a spacious common area that contains the kitchen, dining room and living area. With each of the private wings boasting of two bedrooms, a bathroom and a smart multitasking zone, the house feels both inviting and spacious. The neutral backdrop allows light to spread throughout the residence evenly and shapes a cheerful setting with the sight of the ocean in the distance stealing the spotlight.

Despite the use of blue accent additions and bold metallics, the house is largely neutral and large sliding glass doors welcome the outdoors inside during warmer summer months. A fabulous escape that has a personality of its own!

View of the oak trees from the contemporary home
Contemporary and relaxing Villa G surrounded by an oak forest
Smart lighting adds to the dark exterior of the villa
Lovely little conversation nook with large glass walls and bright blue chairs
Black and white living room of the villa in Swedish oak forest

The materiality of the house was a clear request by the client, characterized by horizontal, wooden panels treated with black paint. This material choice is a clear homage to the facade of the original summer house. From the forest side of the house, the facade is minimal in scale, with narrow, vertical windows and a terrace for access during morning sunlight. The larger glass partitions of the facade are oriented toward the sea and the protruding roof lantern.

White kitchen of the villa with no bright colors
Lack of color inside the villa keeps the focus on the outdoors
Natural oak forest landscape around Villa G
View of Villa G from above
Floor plan of modern Villa G in Sweden

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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