Garage-Turned-Summer House in Sweden

Lotta and Henry Imberg, the husband/wife team behind Imberg Arkitekter, turned a garage for tanks and military vehicles into a summer home overlooking the sea on Furillen, an island off the northeast coast of Gotland. With open sea breezes, ceiling fans need not apply.

Images via Imberg Arkitekter.

Above: Above: The large doors originally made for vehicles are perfect for channeling the sea breezes.

Above: Simple partitions erected around the timber columns divide the space.

Above: The length of the kitchen wall has been tiled over.

Above: A summer picnic and a view of the ocean.

Above: A rendering of the exterior, post-remodel.

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Valentina R.
Valentina R.2 years ago

Interesting, looks nice.

Jane R.
Jane R.3 years ago

I love it! I'd sure like to spend a couple of months there.

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener3 years ago


devon leonard
Devon Leonard3 years ago

Wow now that's a big garage !

Sheri P.
Sheri P.3 years ago

wow, interesting!

a             y m.
g d c.3 years ago


Nessie Benjamin
Nessie B.3 years ago


Christine Stewart

Looks good- I think people should be able to convert a garage into living space if they don't have a car, and as long as it has proper ventilation, etc...

Lin Moy
Lin M3 years ago

I love seeing things people do like this. My son turned a vacant house into a wonderfull place for me. It had 4 rooms and bath, now 3 rooms and bath. It is just perfect to me.

Marie W.
Marie W.3 years ago

Nice remodel.