Mid century homes in Sweden - bathroom with mirror and white tiles
Mid century homes in Sweden - bathroom with mirror and white tiles

Mid Century Homes Renovation in Sweden by Thomas Sandell

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Mid century homes picture on this post is an old house that constructed in the mid-sixties and was updated in the late nineties with a renovation overseen by renowned Swedish architect Thomas Sandell. This 4 bedroom home, has the horizontal lines, large expanses of glass and open floor plan that are typical of Mid-Century Modern architecture. Its a big house, the 105 m2 (1,130 ft2) single-level floor plan groups the four bedrooms together at one end and the open living area at the other. Outside the living area is a large terrace which is partly covered. It looks classic with an outdoor fireplace warms the terrace on cool evenings. In keeping with the Mid Century Modern objective of bringing the outdoors in, the living areas are fronted by a continuous band of tall casement windows.

Mid Century Homes Renovation in Sweden by Thomas Sandell - Outdoor view
Mid Century Homes Renovation in Sweden by Thomas Sandell – Outdoor view

Oddly however, there are only two single doors leading out to the terrace. Sliding patio doors and French doors were available in the sixties, so it seems a bit strange that they weren’t used to open the living areas to the outside. Mid Century homes were less rigid and more organic than earlier forms of modernist architecture. People often perceive modern architecture as being cold, but this home feels quite cozy with its fireplace and wood paneled walls and ceiling. While there is a lot of window area, the dividing posts and solid wall above and below the windows provide a sense of enclosure that floor-to-ceiling glass would not.

Mid Century Homes Renovation in Sweden by Thomas Sandell - living room with wood floor and ceiling
Mid Century Homes Renovation in Sweden by Thomas Sandell – living room with wood floor and ceiling

All pictures and descriptions are taken from the source, smallhousebliss.

 

Mid Century Homes Renovation in Sweden by Thomas Sandell - Twin bed - bedroom designs
Mid Century Homes Renovation in Sweden by Thomas Sandell – Twin bed – bedroom designs

 

Mid century homes in Sweden -  kitchen and dining room with large glass window
Mid century homes in Sweden – kitchen and dining room with large glass window

 

Mid century homes in Sweden - bathroom with mirror and white tiles
Mid century homes in Sweden – bathroom with mirror and white tiles

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