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    Default An Icelandic House Near the Arctic Circle


    Baldur Kristjáns for The New York Times
    Lilja Palmadottir and her husband, Baltasar Kormakur, yearned for wide open spaces, and built this one-story, 3,165-square-foot house near the Arctic Circle. The grass-topped roof is an homage to ancient Icelandic turf houses, which were carved into hills, using the earth as the roof and walls.



    Baldur Kristjáns for The New York Times
    From left, Stormur, 9, the youngest of Baltasar Kormakur’s and Lilja Palmadottir’s two sons; the family’s Bernese Mountain Dog, Bingo, with Breki, 21, Mr. Kormakur’s son from a previous marriage; Palmi, 11, the couple’s eldest son; Stella, 18, Ms. Palmadottir’s daughter from a previous union; and Ms. Palmadottir, far right










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    The views from the patio are spectacular.
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    i like the views but nothing else.
    can't post pics because my computer's broken and i'm stupid

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    Gorgeous family and I'm in awe of the location. The house itself has a bit too much going on for my liking - too many different textures and competing shapes and finishes.
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    i want it.
    i would trash the drum kit, that horrible leather club chair and the ligne roset sofas in shiny black leather - i love those things but i would get them in another colour and in suede. also not a fan of the painting in the room with the drums, or the artwork in the dining room (love the clock though).
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    The whole thing makes me shudder. And I personally don't think the view is that great.
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    Ohh this is free nice. , i like the views .
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    On a side note, that mom and daughter are gorgeous and barely look a day apart.

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    ^ I agree. I had to re-read to see which was which.

    But the house? I hate all of it. The views are nice, but nothing else.
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