The extensive renovation of Säflacka, an 1840 farmstead in northeastern Skåne, aimed to update the building to meet the needs of a modern family while preserving its historical essence and ambiance. The renovation encompassed both interior and exterior changes, focusing on a balance between traditional materials with contemporary design and functionality.

At the heart of the project was the transformation and relocation of the kitchen, designed and placed to optimize social interaction and daily routines. Now situated at the core of the home, the kitchen is custom-designed with solutions that reflect a blend of tradition and modernity. The use of natural materials and tailor-made design details creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere, supporting the house’s social flows and functional needs.

The updated extension adds a visual and functional contrast to the traditional main house, with its corten steel façade and large window sections that maximize light entry. This addition, distinct from the original structure of the house, contributes to a clear delineation between old and new. Subtle transitions create a cohesive experience that highlights the house’s adaptation to contemporary lifestyles while respecting its historical legacy.

Natural materials are complemented by a color palette that, through contemporary shades, echoes the building’s past in an environment that feels genuinely authentic.

Photographer: Mathilda Werngren