Facing the dilemma of an exceptional location on the east coast of the Danish island of Fyn and an extremely narrow and long plot, the Schou family rejected the typical “Lille Hus”, a standardised house with a conservative touch. Instead, they commissioned the Powerhouse Company to put one of their prototypes into practice, and design a functional, low maintenance and cost effective summerhouse capable of enhancing the value of their property.
Glamourous yet cost effective, the XXLong Summerhouse challenges the idea that luxurious does not necessarily means expensive. With a budget of a standard summerhouse, the XXL Summerhouse provides all the qualities of a custom made design.
A unique site on the Danish Coast of 10m wide by a 100m long, challenged us to make unusually long house. As the view is the most important assets of this site, we made a huge living/dining room on the sea and placed the bedrooms towards the back, their footprint reduced to the minimum. Then, instead of compressing the house, we stretched it to become 5m wide and 30m long as to optimally combine the garden with the house. Every room has direct access to the garden; the garden becomes a room.
Located directly on the seaside, the house benefits from direct access to the beach as well as a wonderful view of Sjælland’s coast illuminated by the sunset. The narrowness of the plot provides a great deal of privacy as the back garden is hardly visible from the coastal public path.