This Cedar-Clad Beach House Is The Ultimate Summer Home For You

Dubbed the Heatherhill Beach House, this wooden holiday home is topped with a sedum roof designed to “change colors with the seasons”. The home is nestled away in the hills on the Danish coast and is designed by local studio Norm Architects. It occupies 232 square meters, and is intended to be used by its owners as “a getaway from everyday life in Copenhagen”.

Designer: Norm Architects

The beautiful holiday home is tucked away on the hills on the Danish coast and features a covered walkway. The Beach House is made up of two volumes, and it references traditional Danish barns but with an innovative twist. “We started from the traditional barn typology,” said architect Sophie Bak. “This traditional structure we then ‘pulled’ apart and moved around to create a space in-between serving as a nod to the traditional courtyard.”

The interior of the home is equipped with wooden pillars. The stunning beach house has a linear silhouette with the aforementioned covered walkway circled with wooden pillars that lead up to its entrance. This pillared design is also engraved on the inside, which adds a classical touch to the entire home. The home is completely clad in cedar, and it hosts four bedrooms, and two bathrooms, which are designed to harmoniously merge with its coastal surroundings.

“The color and qualities of the cedar wood complement the raw nature in which the house is located,” Bak said. “Moreover, it’s going to take on a silvery color as it patinates – that is not only beautiful but also corresponding to the colors of the nearby ocean,” she added. “Together with the sedum roof, the house will change its colors as the seasons pass, being one with its surroundings.”

The house’s beautiful green sedum roof adds a really natural and green aesthetic to the whole space, and it matches the heather-covered hills. The sedum was added to the home since the owner had a personal affinity for such kinds of designs. “Regarding maintenance, the sedum roof has great advantages,” Bak said. “Being located this close to the salty sea, some materials were ruled out from the beginning. Moreover, the owner grew up in a home with a sedum roof and wanted to recreate this sense of home – in this way, it’s a nod to personal history as well as ancient building traditions – with a twist.”