Plenty of ‘first time on the market’ properties around right now, with this 1960s midcentury modern property in Kungsangen, near Stockholm, Sweden possibly being another.
Thanks to Ann-Charlott for pointing us in the direction of this one, which I think is the work of Stefan Brechensbauer, who worked in Sweden from the late 1950s, designing this house in 1960. Yes, it does look more recent.
According to the listing, it has ‘many well-preserved original furnishings’ and in addition to that, ‘much of the original furniture remains’ and is available to buy separately should you be the successful buyer of the property itself.
All of which makes me think that the house hasn’t been on the open market in almost 60 years.
But note that this isn’t some kind of renovation project or time capsule. Well, perhaps a touch of the latter. But with the ‘Scandi’ look being so popular in recent years, this one also looks remarkably contemporary too, both in terms of the architecture and the finish.
It’s a single-storey house with double garage and a good amount of internal space. That kicks off with the hall, which has a stone floor and teak wood panelling leading to that wonderful living room with some lovely framed views, a period fireplace, exposed brick walls. built-in furnishings, parquet floor and a high-grade weave on the walls.
The dining adjoins it, with specially built cabinets, sliding doors and a dining table in teak. The kitchen is retro Scandi heaven, a vintage finish that would pass for new today.
Beyond that area is the study with work desk space and storage, the first bedroom with access to the garden and pool, a second and larger bedroom, again with garden and pool access, a third bedroom overlooking the courtyard and if you drop down, a fourth bedroom in there basement with its own dressing room. Of course, the bathroom too, which looks straight off the pages of a vintage interior design magazine. They really don’t make them like that anymore.
We mentioned the pool, which is in a ‘sheltered location’, but there is also an area for sunbeds too, but probably not at this time of the year. In fact, you are more likely to opt for the ‘spacious’ sauna with during the winter months.
A dream of a place for someone. If that’s you, the price is 5,550,000 kr, which works out at around £483,000.
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