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Garage-Turned-Summer House in Sweden

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Above: Above: The large doors originally made for vehicles are perfect for channeling the sea breezes.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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7:14PM PST on Dec 13, 2012

Interesting, looks nice.

9:56AM PDT on Sep 13, 2012

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

4:36PM PDT on Sep 10, 2012


1:43AM PDT on Sep 10, 2012

Wow now that's a big garage !

11:56PM PDT on Sep 9, 2012

wow, interesting!

10:59AM PDT on Sep 9, 2012


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10:27PM PDT on Sep 8, 2012

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...

10:00PM PDT on Sep 8, 2012

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.

8:57PM PDT on Sep 8, 2012

Nice remodel.

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