Reutilizing an existing property – a summer hillside house on a steep continuous slope in Ingaro-Evlinge area, east of Stockholm was the starting point of this project. The old house actually left hardly any space for further utilization as the terrain around the house was a highly sloping ground. But the Sweden architects WRB managed to regain the property and created flat areas with good sun conditions for outdoor activities.
The superb ultra-modern house design features a flat roof and a minimalist black exterior, framing wide floor-to-ceiling windows opened to the beautiful surroundings with pine trees and waterway. Considering the fact that the future owners of this house named Casa Barone are a young Italian painter and his Swedish wife, that is a great privilege. The architects placed the hillside house on the northern property boarder leaving most of the property unexploited facing south.
The biggest part of the building is concealed underground and dug into the slope, creating a large horizontal platform on the ground level which is a nice living and entertaining area. Half of this platform is occupied by the upper living floor of the building while the other half remains an open outdoor terrace that connects to the kitchen inside. The living area is next to the kitchen and due to its elevated position faces the waterway and the upper half of two large oak trees. These is also a studio space, where the home owner can work on his projects and get inspiration by the beautiful surroundings. The studio occupies 50 square meters while the rest of the hillside house is around 250 square meters. Sitting between sculptural pine trees in the rocky slope, this modern house glitters as a golden temple punctuated by large black windows.