Minsk-based Zrobym Architects completed the design of a summer house in the village of Raubichi, Belarus. The 731 square-foot wooden cabin was envisioned as a cozy retreat for the client’s mother.

“Trying to execute all the wishes of the customer, we have embodied a small, cozy space in the project of a cottage, which will be comfortable enough for living in old age,” the architects explained. “A return to traditional forms of construction and reflection of classical Belarusian housing in a modern style became the main concept when designing the building.”

As you step inside, you will be surrounded by a harmonious, comfortable setting. Extensive wood cladding, wooden beams and a modern wood burning stove make this place feel like a genuine mountain retreat.

Large windows bring nature inside and fill the place with natural light. The bottom level hosts the open plan living and kitchen area, a beautiful master bedroom and a bathroom. A stairway takes you to the attic, with plenty of room for a bedroom or work space. The minimalist furniture arrangements are said to reference Scandinavian asceticism.

Have a look at the video below for a short virtual tour!