Set along the coast in Härnösand, Sweden, the Salsten House pays homage to its previous life while welcoming a modern extension. From the front, the old beach villa appears to retain its former facade by maintaining its simple form and intricate woodwork, but hiding in the rear is a contemporary counterpart. Extending off the dining room, a timber addition extends away from the existing structure toward the shore. Vertical wood slats clad the walls and ceiling, complemented by polished concrete floors. The only disruption to this natural palette is a series of large windows, providing new views of the neighboring water.
Photos: Stefan Bergkvist / Skalso Arkitekter