Buster Delin’s holiday home is like a collector’s box filled with family memories and the surrounding industrial history. He wanted something modern which at the same time fitted the location and doable from a structural engineering perspective. The design has evolved from the conditions of the site. The granite, the brick, the tarred wood and white rendering bear kinship with the other buildings on the property. Traditional Japanese houses have been the owner’s primary source of inspiration when it comes to wood construction, and the feeling of Louisiana outside Copenhagen along with the Japanese garden in Norrviken in Sweden.
The house took five years to build, and Delin built it largely by himself, he has shown that with the right touch and plenty of time, a project like this is possible, and it became a work of art.
The home is decorated in the best Scandinavian traditions and some touches of Japanese aesthetic. Here you’ll find the Nordic classic: concrete floors, white walls and dark wooden ceilings. The wood here deserves being mentioned: beautiful dark wooden ceilings and window frames make a real statement in the background of white walls and concrete floors. The owner focused on simplicity and beauty of textures, so you can see rough stone bedroom walls. Beautifully stacked firewood became a part of décor. Extensive glazing allows the house to merge with nature and open indoors as much as possible. The furniture is also kept simple yet comfortable, in the same quiet colors that were chosen for décor.
The house is heated through passive solar energy. The energy film on the glass prevents heat emission. The drapes are from the local Växbo Lin, one of the country’s few linen weaving factories.
This self-designed, ultra-modern cottage is a distillation of childhood holidays on the family estate of Lundnäs.