dwell . A Pine Box Vacation Home in Sweden
I interviewed the owners of this modernist holiday home in the town of Fjällbacka on the west coast of Sweden. The article was originally published in the May 2014 issue of Dwell magazine and can be viewed online here.
Architect Gert Wingårdh creates a passionately outfitted vacation home for two midcentury furniture dealers on the western coast of Sweden.
The sleepy fishing village of Fjällbacka, on Sweden’s rugged west coast, is peppered with houses built in the local vernacular—with painted clapboard and steeply pitched roofs. One glaring exception is the bold, contemporary summer house belonging to Swede Isaac Pineus and his Scottish partner, Andrew Duncanson, designed by renowned Gothenburg architect Gert Wingårdh.
The couple spend most of the year in Stockholm, where they own a midcentury furniture gallery called Modernity, which Duncanson founded in 1998. They live in the city center in a Victorian terrace-house apartment along with their three-year-old twin sons, Tom and Marc. But they always wanted a place in the country, where they could escape their busy cosmopolitan lives. “It’s every Swede’s dream to own a summer house,” explains Duncanson. “It doesn’t have to be big or elaborate, just somewhere close to nature.”
Photography is by James Silverman.