If you love the tall vaulted ceilings and abundant natural light characteristic of gothic cathedrals, prepare to be enthralled by this church-inspired home in Sweden. Designed by Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture, the Villa Bondö boasts breathtaking lakeside views through an extruded gable with a fully glazed end wall. The timber-clad structure was built to plus energy standards and includes eco-friendly materials and an LED lighting system.
The 2,690-square-foot house is located in a birch and pine forest on the outskirts of the Swedish city Gothenburg. To maximize views towards the adjacent Gravsjön lake, Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture installed large sections of glazing that offer panoramic views of the landscape. The three-story home is topped with a Rheinzink roof and clad in vertical lengths of larch, which will develop a grayish patina over time.
The family house is partially buried underground, with three of the four bedrooms located on the bottom level. The upper level comprises an open-plan living area, an extra bedroom, garage, and the impressive double-height, gable-roofed kitchen and dining area overlooking the lake. The minimalist interior and black-and-white color palette is punctuated by a few vibrant pops of color like an 8-bit art piece in the kitchen. An open rooftop terrace is located on the uppermost level in front of floor-to-ceiling glass.