JH Builders remodeled this Jackson home in the style of an authentic Swedish Vita Hus, meaning white house, while doubling its square footage for a growing family.
Inside rough-hewn wood floors and white painted tongue-in-groove walls create a Nordic atmosphere. The renovated kitchen offers a bar area for informal family meals, as well as a dining room for formal gatherings. Detail finishes include the valley’s very first imported Kakalugn tile stove, original Swedish furniture converted into bathroom vanities, and a full sauna.
To add a second floor of living space above the garage, JH Builders lifted the original roof. It was reinstalled after construction, saving materials and costs. In traditional Swedish style, the exterior is finished with a white-railed roof deck and bright red, pine-tar finish.