Sometimes I wish we could keep the pine floors…

June 4th, 2009


The No.5 house has made the internet rounds many times, but I thought it was somewhat relevant, and if you haven’t gotten a chance to see it yet you’re in for a real treat. The house was designed by the architect firm Claesson Koivisto Rune for a graphic designer and his family.

I almost forgot how much I liked this place until I came across it while flipping throught my “Scandinavian Homes” book. It’s probably one of the closest examples of what my dream house would look like. It’s also doing a good job showing how beautiful unfinished pine can look.


Now I need to remind myself. These pine floors are beautiful, clean, and are in perfect shape, which I can’t say is the same for the cottage.We also found out how hard it was to sweep dust with a wooden floor compared to a painted floor.


This house relies on the warmth of the wooden flooring to add a bit of coziness to an otherwise cold space. We have that great red cedar ceiling so having a bunch of different wood tones in our little cottage may look a bit busy. Especially considering we are indeed going ahead with the Fir plywood paneling.


I think we’ll stick with the white floors, they’re low maintenance and a great way to cover up all that wood filler we used to fill the infinitive amount of holes in our floor.

Hit the jump for more amazing pictures of this gorgeous house.




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