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Oscarson Townhouse

Today’s house is from Stockholm, the house is designed for two people and is larger than our normally featured homes, but it is roughly 900 square feet of interior living space and another 4oo of outdoor space.  To boot the owner needed a seperate office space (included in the square foot number). The issue the designer faced was they had to do all of this in a very narrow lot.  The lot was barley 15 feet wide and only 45 feet deep, so the question was, how can we have a house here, but still have an outdoor space?  Here’s how…





































  1. I am shocked that the local zoning board permitted the construction of such a hideous characterless white box on such a sweet little historic street. Cobblestones and faceless architecture? No thank you. If I were their neighbors, I’d sue.

    • This was the first thing I thought as well–it completely ruins the street. I’m all for modern architecture, but there’s a time and place for everything.

      • I also agree. While I commend way they used the small space, they did nothing to make the structure blend in with the beautiful neighborhood. I’m surprised it’s not covered with (angry) graffiti…it, in itself, looks like shameful graffiti next to the beautiful historic houses. For shame!

  2. I agree with Kristin. Nice use of space inside, but a poor choice on the exterior and looks bad next to those lovely historic houses.

  3. Barely, barley, potato, potato.

    Love the contrast between the house styles!

    • I hope you are trying for sarcasm. This house is offensive to the eye and to what was a beautiful street. The owners should be ashamed!

  4. I have and idea that the styles of the surrounding homes represent what people could build with the available materials and environmental requirements of their time.

    While the white box could be terrible if repeated ad-nauseum, its individuality should be respected. I believe people’s individuality represents some measure of freedom we all deserve.

    Respecting individual tastes and that Spartan style that Norse countries are famous for should be acceptable on the exterior as well as the interior if it is an valid style at all.

  5. The house is in fact not located in Stockholm but in Landskrona in the south of Sweden. It’s called japanhuset, the Japanese house by the locals.

  6. This house looks great. It is much more respectful of the street-scape and neighbors than any twee historical copy would be.

  7. I agree with the others that the interior design of this house shows good use of space. The exterior is hideous, when seen in context to the historic houses on the street. This house should never have been allowed, it mars the beautiful architecture of the village.

  8. Very nice! I like how the blank white facade almost disappears, allowing the more colorful neighboring houses to dominate the view.

  9. I like the layout design, but in the context of the surroundings it lookes painfully out of place. And the sterile looking cube dominates over the other houses, almost brutally so.

  10. I like the layout design, but in the context of the surroundings it looks painfully out of place. And the sterile looking cube dominates over the other houses, almost brutally so.

  11. The house is very unique and I like it. At first, I was wondering how they were able to move any furniture into the house, since the office sat directly behind the house. However, I looked at the drawing and notice that there’s a fence to to side. Very creative.

  12. I like it. The inside has real nice divisions of space, everything flows well. The exterior is nice, it’s not exactly my taste, but it is a good house. personally, if it were mine, I would have had it made with a facade of the multi-coloured brick, like the house opposite and up the street, maintaining the sweet proportions while not disracting from the continuity of the streetscape.

  13. I agre with what many others have said, this house clashes painfully with it’s neighbors. It’s disgusting because it would have really just taken them fifteen minutes to design a house that was more complimentary to it’s surroundings, at least that’s all it took me to mentally alter it’s roofline and change that little front garden area on the top floor into a balcony attached to the bedroom. Oh and change the style of the window sashes (ie give it some).

    I think that much of the ultra modern architecture only exists as a result of lazy designers not wanting to expend the effort to make something look aesthetically pleasing on the exterior as well as efficient on the interior. And this type of sore thumb house is exactly the type of structure that conventionally minded people think of in horror when they hear people talk about Eco-concious, modular houses.

  14. It’s a great house with great design! But it doesn’t really look like Stockholm – more like the very south of Sweden (SkÃ¥ne) or possibly Denmark, which shares more of the similar architecture. But great design by any chance.

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