Scandinavian Style Apartment
Hosting guests in comfort, providing a long-term rental with caretaker stipulations, and a possible place to age in, are just some of the reasons for this one-bedroom Scandinavian-inspired apartment. It is small and shipshape, with many built-in spaces that cleverly blend with the overall layout, yet the open floorplan lends a spacious and airy feel. The clean, stark, benign Scandinavian ambiance is softened with transition zones and elliptical elements. A curved wall gives space to the bedroom without changing existing windows or diminishing the size of the living room. Sisler Builders’ custom woodworking team excelled in the kitchen, where horizontal grains of Western hemlock transition seamlessly from one cabinet to the next, uninterrupted by hardware. Siberian larch was used for intentional custom-made storage and cubbies in the mud room, while large, floor-to-ceiling tiles begin in the mud room and continue up the stairs to the office area and bathroom. Custom engineered hardwood floors by Mafi. The hip-high dividing wall at the top stairwell is a nod to the couple’s connection to the Adirondacks, where woven pack baskets are a part of that area’s history. The husband found it extremely gratifying to make all the material choices and decisions, and is pleased with the unique outcome. He called it his pandemic therapy.