Summer house by Judith Benzer

This simple, beautiful summer home is designed by architect Judith Benzer. Executed with a minimal palette of materials, the form suggests an understated and restrained environment. Yet, peeking inside there is a wealth of detail in form as well as function. ‘The facade is surfaced with raw larch planks and the external shutters may be closed during winter months.’ Positioned as it is in the open landscape, I find the form of the building, as well as the color-less material expression to be just plain perfect. Details such as the stair are completely unexpected, and the abundance of natural light brings this interior to life.

Photos by Martin Weir, sourced at architect’s website via,

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