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Work begins on Sutherland Hussey Harris’s rural retreat in Sweden

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The first phase of construction has begun on a new £250,000 home in a Swedish forest designed by Edinburgh-based Sutherland Hussey Harris

The mainly timber scheme at Skjutebo, next to lake Vederydssjön in Jönköpings Län, in the south of the country, has been drawn up for a young Swedish/British family.

According to the practice, the design was influenced by the family’s ‘love of simple modern buildings that are easy to build and give elegant open spaces with stunning views of the surrounding wilderness’.

The house will have a sedum roof and roof terrace and will be clad with Siberian Larch. It features a 4.3m-high glazed folding door opening from the living room out to the forest.

Site preparation is already under way for the home, but construction will be split into two stages due to the Swedish winter. After the initial works, which will continue until November, building will stop until the snows clear in late March.

Both Swedish and British consultants and contractors are working on the scheme, which is due to complete towards the end of 2019.

Plans

Plans

Project info

Architect Sutherland Hussey Harris
Structural engineer SF Structures Scotland
Contractor Colin Hutchison, Perthshire, UK
Construction value £250,000
Construction period September 2018-October 2019

Skjutebo section cut final 3 low res

Skjutebo section cut final 3 low res

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