The cabin still stands proudly on the island today with a small stone wall around it and while the 97-year-old designer has cut back on summer visits to the retreat his family still values it incredibly! With majestic cathedral ceilings a large glass wall that brings the outdoors inside and warm wooden surfaces the cabin was inspired by Risom’s early life in Denmark and its idyllic summer homes.
The constant unending rush of busy urban life in concrete jungles is driving many of us into the lap of nature for a more relaxed and organic lifestyle. Located in the idyllic commune of Snagov this fabulous residence is wrapped in a cloak of green and opens up toward the beautiful lake outside.
Large sliding glass doors and glass walls become an integral part of each and every room of the house as the view outside is brought indoors in an effortless manner. The classic coastal colors of white and blue are used in a contemporary context with ingenious pendant lights giving the living area a whimsical aura. Decor additions like the Philippe Starck’s Masters chairs add sculptural style to the setting.
The idea behind the design of the house was to create a setting that encouraged interaction among the family members and steered them toward a more unassuming relaxed lifestyle. From the outside the house looks barely spectacular but surprises you with a fascinating blend of and on the inside.
Large glass doors and windows ensure that the exterior courtyard seems like a natural extension of the living space. Even the indoor pool is surrounded by sliding glass doors that quickly blur the lines between both worlds! A multitude of textures including concrete stone and wood are used to create a remarkably elegant home.