Videos - June 24, 2021

The Black House, Borgarnes, Iceland

Situated at the base of Mount Hafnarfjall, right along the shores of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, this traditional timber house was built in the authentic 18th-19th century style of country houses of the region and gets the tone and style just right. 

Just north of Reykjavik on the western side of the island, it's situated in a diverse and peaceful landscape of fjords and volcanic peaks, along with vast stretches of rugged coast and sea cliffs in a rare and ancient forest from the time of the first settlers.

Built entirely of timber, the country cottage is painted in a deep black pitch originally derived from natural tar to withstand the elements. The simple clapboard silhouette is dwarfed by the amazing mountains in the background and matches its environment perfectly.

Read more about it here.