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Extendable Scandinavian house with small living area and large porch

If you like the Scandinavian style of living, you will definitely like this house design. It is an attractive Scandinavian house designed by Rever & Drage Architects. It is located in Norway, covers a living area of 100 square meters and belongs to a couple still without children. However, the exterior appearance is not the only thing the home impresses with. It was also designed to be expandable at any time.

Scandinavian house combines traditional with modern

Take a look at the gallery below for more information about the features of the new home. If you have not really been fascinated by a Scandinavian house so far, maybe that will change when you see this combination of traditional and modern.

Scandinavian house design

Extendable Scandinavian house - the porch can be added to the house later on

The builders, a young couple, had only a limited budget, which made the dream of their own home a little more difficult. This should be sufficiently large, in order to be able to follow not only the hobbies, but to offer in the future also sufficiently place for children. However, this could not be reconciled with the budget for the time being. The architects therefore developed a Scandinavian house that represents a great compromise:

Build expandable wooden house.

Scandinavian house with modern porch made of black wood

This consists in the fact that the house was divided into two areas. The smaller one is the actual living area, that is, the residential house, which consists of two floors of 50 square meters each and has enough living space for the couple. The first floor is divided into entrance area, kitchen with dining area and living room, which in turn enclose a laundry room on the same floor. There is also space for a living room on the second floor. There is further a bedroom, a TV room and a walk-in closet, which in turn enclose the bathroom.

Scandinavian house building with modern touches

Attractive porch with beveled support columns


The remaining part of the house is the outdoor area and more specifically a covered terrace with Scandinavian flair , which is spacious enough with a double size to be connected to the house at a later stage. So once the homeowners are financially ready for children, you can expand the house and get a bigger Scandinavian house this way. Currently, the porch functions as an additional utility room. More specifically, it serves as a storage space, a garage, a workshop, a place to gather friends and a place to butcher deer, since the wife is a hunter.

Veranda with color contrast - dark Scandinavian wood and light OSB boards

The sloping openings of the porch allow for views of the vast landscape and allow the residents and guests to enjoy nature to the fullest. The porch is also neither completely open, nor closed, and in this way combines the vastness with the coziness of your own four walls.

If one day the house is expanded to include this area, the look of the traditional, Scandinavian farmhouse will be even more confirmed. Until then, we enjoy the balanced look and balanced interaction of a small, yet visually heavy living area and a large, yet visually light porch.

Scandinavian wooden house combines the traditional and the modern

Classic Scandinavian house with wood paneling and rectangular windows


From the outside, another feature stands out and that is the way the architects have skillfully combined modern and traditional designs. While the isolated part of the house represents the classic Scandinavian style, the open porch area shows itself in a more modern light, which can be seen mainly from the windows of both areas. The large triangular openings of the veranda are a real eye-catcher and a great contrast to the small rectangular windows of the house. So, modern wooden houses can quietly have some traditional features and look even more unique as a result.

Recycled wood as interior cladding for the terrace as a common space

OSB boards create a warm atmosphere on the terrace

Budget friendly Scandinavian style house with two floors

Scandinavian houses are becoming more and more popular among young couples

Scandinavian house combined with modern and abstract accents

The house combines Scandinavian style with modern touches

Terrace with a view of the countryside and the mountains

Open sides offer an unobstructed view of the mountains

Contemporary architecture for family house in Norway

Neutral colors inside and outside

First floor with kitchen, living room and laundry room and many windows

Scandinavian house – first floor plan

Scandinavian house - first floor plan with kitchen and living room

Floor plan second floor

Second floor with bedroom, walk-in closet and bathroom

Side view of the house with veranda

The wooden house with Scandinavian design as a plan in side view

Veranda offers space for the car and many other things

The porch can also be used as a carport for the car

Front view of the Scandinavian veranda

Plant of front view of veranda with triangular design of windows

Plan of the house with traditional windows

Front view of the inhabited house with traditional windows

Design by Rever & Drage Architects .