Not your usual hillside residence, Aspvik House in Stockholm is a modern, sprawling home with an incredible feature pool minus the usual ostentatious gloss. Located on a hillside on the outskirts of Stockholm with incredible views over the archipelago, its understated charm is in part thanks to its roots; the house belonging to the current owners family since the '50s with its "Chinese-style lookout tower" dating all the way back to 1917. Using the original build as a framework in every sense, Andreas Martin Löf Arkitekter applied a contemporary finish with plywood cladding used extensively throughout. Matching the rough with the smooth, its raw surface is contrasted with Nero Marquina marble and polished brass details, a perfect partner for IKEA's superb Ilse Crawford "SINNERLIG" collection, pieces of which can be found across the two-storey home. With a sizeable infinity pool the ultimate finishing touch, the architects comment: "Immersed in the classic Swedish archipelago landscape the house secludes its visitors from the everyday stress of the city and exposes them to the unspoilt nature of its surroundings."
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