Lee side hideaway 

The wooden house was built 1967 by the renowned local architect Ulrik Hellum (1931-2016). He built many houses and "hytter" (cabins) in the area of Larvik. His main intention was to create architecture that adapts perfectly to the nature and environment. It's located at the end of a dead end road on the top of a mound in a very quiet residential area at Østre Halsen in Larvik. It's where the famous salmon river Lågen leads in to the northern sea. The beach there is called Hvittensand and due to the special wind and tide conditions , it's one of the best Kite spots in Norway. There are several lagunes and beaches reachable on foot. The closest is Sandvika just a three minutes walk through the woods.

The house has a size of 178 m2. There are three bedrooms with double beds plus one transit room with a single sofa bed. In the largest bedroom there is also a single/double sofa bed. There are sofa beds for up to four people in the big living room too. So, if necessary, the house has a capacity for 13 people in total. There are two living rooms: the first has a dining area and an open kitchen and a lounge. The second has two lounge areas, a library with a desk and a stove for a cosy fire in winter time. The kitchen is fully equipped and has a separate laundry room. There is one bathroom with shower and toilet. Outside is a private backyard and a big wooden terrace with outdoor furniture. In the front of the house there are parking possibilities for up to three cars.

Photos: Rita Palanikumar