Designed by Naturvillan, a Swedish company committed to building sustainable homes, the brand new house is situated in the picturesque forest surrounding Lake Vänern.
Project Name: Atri
Location: Sikhall 156, Vänersborg, Sweden
Price: SEK 7,850,000 ($770,310)
Year Built: 2022
Footprint: 1,335 square feet (two bedrooms, one-and-a-half baths)
Lot size: 14,940 square feet
Architecture & Engineering: Niklas Dahlström and Anders Solvarm, Naturvillan
From the agent: "This climate-smart villa with its own system for heating, electricity, water, and nutrient recycling is completely off-grid. Live in one of the world's most sustainable and environmentally friendly houses. Here you can enjoy a longer summer with homegrown plants, including fruits and flowers. The natural villa blends into its scenic surroundings, which include a marina and promenade along Lake Vänern."
According to the listing, the house is located in "proximity to Vänern’s beautiful sandy beach at Sikhall, a popular swimming spot with its own restaurant and campsite."
"Naturvillan’s design language was based on following the tapered, pointed triangle-like tops of the conifers," reads the listing. "The form gives, up close, a strong visual architecture with a very stable base directly on the mountain. The house blends in among the treetops and harmonizes with the landscape."
Located in Western Sweden, the house is easily accessible from several major Scandinavian cities. Oslo is three hours away by car, and Gothenburg is only an hour and a half away.
Built to operate completely off-grid, the house relies primarily on solar cells for energy.
The greenhouse creates a cozy interior climate all year round, and its sturdy structure can stand up to rain, snow, and wind.
The entrance to the greenhouse offers a liminal space between outside and inside, seamlessly blending the two.
"The house has a continuous axis, allowing visitors to see from one end to the other," states the listing. "Inside, the architecture is well thought out for close interaction between house, greenhouse, and nature."
The living room is at once cozy and full of natural light. Residents can leave the floor-to-ceiling glass doors open year round.
The custom wood kitchen is the perfect place to whip up meals using fresh vegetables and herbs from the garden.
According to the listing, "along the entire southern long side of the house, plant beds run in the form of a plant wall and growing boxes. These have a base irrigation from the cycle system and can produce fruits and vegetables during an extended growing season."
Two rectangular windows suffuse this cozy bedroom with light.
In the master bathroom, the light wood used throughout the house is contrasted with dark tile and stone.
According to the listing, "The floor plan is easy to understand while still offering spaciousness and light penetration around the house. It can be adapted to accommodate specific needs, and there are opportunities to expand the core house itself."
"In the greenhouse, there are spaces that are suitable for various occasions and activities such as a coffee break in the sun, table tennis by the entrance, or evening snuggles on the balcony," states the listing.