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Kashubian House

Amongst the Pine Forests of Poland
Posted by Gestalten—01/2018
Kashubia home by Grzegorz Layer

The region of Kashubia in northwest Poland is lush with pine trees, crystal-clear lakes, and an abundance of sprawling planes. The wide open spaces challenge architects: How can one design a home that exists within and demonstrates an understated respect for the countryside’s natural excellence? For architect Grzegorz Layer, the solution was to use a black timber frame to disappear into the rolling hills. Wide windows offer a visual transition between the warm tones of the interior and the luscious greenery that surrounds the house on a hill above Lake Gowindlinski. The house is relatively small, but its asymmetrical roof accommodates a relatively spacious upper mezzanine and guest bedrooms. 

Venture into the woods and discover more cabins, retreats, and other hideaways in our book The Hinterland

Kashubia home by Grzegorz Layer
Kashubia home by Grzegorz Layer
Kashubia home by Grzegorz Layer
Kashubia home by Grzegorz Layer
Kashubia home by Grzegorz Layer
Kashubia home by Grzegorz Layer
Kashubia home by Grzegorz Layer

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