Heljesund is the neighboring village of Arvesund. And after Arvesund, comes the village Goije before you arrive farthest out on the peninsula of Hammarnäset. Those villages on a point of land in the western part of Lake Storsjön have given names to both the company and a couple of the barn house models. This was where it all started, on one of the most beautiful places in the county of Jämtland. Visit Arvesund and take a trip with the well-known steamboat!
One of Arvesund’s most demanded models is actually Heljesund with its characteristic exterior. It’s the bigger barn house – where two storeys were used for storing the hay – that has got its idiom interpreted in Heljesund’s architecture. Above the balconies on the short sides we have extended the ridge beam, and the model thereby gets its very own characteristic look.Even if we have opened up a third of the second floor Heljesund is a commodious house. With room for three to four bedrooms it has a planning that meets all the needs of a family, but still it feels open and airy.
Gunnar Bäckman, architect 1967, Licentiate of Technology at KTH in Stockholm, municipal architect of Östersund and Krokom in the county of Jämtland. Gunnar has formed the basis of Arvesund’s design principles. In his models he has captured the barn and re-formed it to modern houses. Based on his experience as a municipal architect Gunnar has in a number of projects shown how barn houses, backyard houses and cabins together can create a closely connected yard milieu and buildings.