I love real estate listings from around the world and when I ran across this article in Forbes of a property in Wales billed as a Scandi New England style home – I was intrigued. It’s always fun to see what folks from other parts of the world think of as something New England. Of course, it’s always filtered through the lens of how we’ve interacted with a certain style – has it been in person or through a movie or television show? For instance, how does my sense of a French style interior match the real thing?
This is Tyddyn Llwydyn which is a 7,000 sq. foot newly remodeled home in Wales. I’d love to know how to pronounce Tyddyn Llwydyn! Welsh, like Gaelic, is a language that doesn’t usually sound at all like it’s spelled in English.
All white kitchens are apparently big all over the world. I do like the airiness of the Ghost chairs.
From the real estate listing: “The main house is simply amazing. Interior styled by Elle Winsor- Grime using almost exclusively Welsh/UK sourced materials and fittings and with works undertaken by Llyn artisans and craftsmen.
The focal point of the property is a huge double height dining kitchen with exposed oak beams and stunning stone-work. Warmed by an AGA and featuring integrated appliances by Neff with a Liebher US style fridge freezer. The bespoke cupboards are matched with beech surfaces, slate flooring and double French doors leading outside from the bay window. A full depth utility room lies directly off the kitchen.”
Loving the pale pink accents – so feminine without being too twee!
I would say that the airy and breezy feel of the house captures the essence of a New England coastal retreat, though the exterior architecture is much more European/Scandinavian in feel.
The exterior reminds me a little bit of the Spencer-Pierce-Little Farm in Newbury, MA.
Below is a project I did in Truro on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The naturalistic setting and shingled exteriors are quintessential New England coastal style.
I was searching for examples of Scandinavian architecture for comparison and came across an interesting image of a street in Brygge, Norway:
Which reminded me immediately of:
So, in some ways, the Scandi New England connection makes a lot of sense! What do you think? Does Tyddyn Llwydyn feel like a Scandi New England home to you? I do think it’s a pretty fabulous home and would certainly feel very comfy there.
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