With an extinct vulcano in the backyard and the North Atlantic sea on the other side this black cottage is part of a majestic scenery. The owners – Rut Káradóttir & Kristinn Arnarson loved the historic black cottages in Iceland that are no longer ‘in style’.
So when they decided to built a vacation home an hour outside Reykjavik, they chose to built a modern version of the traditional black cottage. Inside the cottage is decorated in warm dark grey hues combined with natural wood and warm textures.
It’s a nice contrast with the cold snowy climate outside and I can imagine it might be difficult to leave this place for the city again.
photos by Krista Keltanen