The architect almost had free hands to follow his creative bliss when designing this new house on the amazing beach-front site. But there were some restrictions. In the area south of Stavanger where building was sited, a stipulation required all buildings to have a gable roof. That is the most common form of roof construction in the Norwegian architectural tradition, and the stipulation in fact helped make the house unique.
The building has a very modernist appearance due to the large window sections and sober expression, but the traditional roof construction gives it additional character. The highly successful combination of rustic materials such as concrete, brick and oak in the facade also makes the house stand out.
Some of the exterior materials are also used inside the house. For example, several walls remain raw concrete. Much of the daily life unfolds on the second floor, where the kitchen is located in an open connection with the dining and living room, and where one has a stunning view of the water. The ceiling in the kitchen is made of oak panels, which continue into a banister on the open loft above the kitchen – a solution that softens the visual expression and also improves the acoustics of the large room on the second floor. The room called for a wooden plank floor of a large dimension, and the choice was a solid floor in Oak, Classic with a light and calm expression. The large window sections frame the view, which can also be taken in from the large and partially covered roof-top terrace.