Ingrid Brolin & Peter Nilsson
There are sunrises and sunsets. There are summer, winter, sun and rain. And whether the wind is blowing or not, it is the power of nature and the passing of seasons that are allowed to determine which corner of the home Peter Nilsson and Ingrid Brolin use. A few years ago, they moved into their dream-house in Stora Hult in northwestern Skåne.
‘We knew the area really well and were not for a second in doubt when we saw the advertisement with plots for sale on this side of the peninsula, where the light falls in a particularly beautiful way’, say Peter and Ingrid. Despite their quick decision, they allowed themselves plenty of time to visit the spot at different times of day and year to get a feel of the plot, the landscape and the course of nature. And plenty of time to make plans with their son-in-law, architect Jonas Olsson, who has designed the beautiful house.
Today it stands there like an airy and peaceful oasis with an imperceptible transition between outdoor and indoor, large expanses of glass and beautiful wooden surfaces that need a minimum of maintenance. Here is plenty of room for grandchildren, looms and workshop. For Grållan the horse, tennis matches and morning swims in a pool heated by solar energy. And for cultivating potatoes and active walks. They call it their ‘Petit Provence’ because of the luxuriance of bushes, green meadows, stone walls, grazing sheep and old trees everywhere.
‘Here it is simple to live and simple to depart whenever we have to leave. It is beautiful both indoor and outdoor, with the wind playing an important role in determining how we make use of the terraces or move inside with a glass of wine. If there is no wind or it is coming from the east, we like to sit on the large terrace overlooking the sea. On the terrace facing east there is always shelter from the wind. The light is fantastic from morning to evening and we can follow both sunrise and sunset. Just as we had hoped’, the couple conclude.