This completely renovated turn of the century apartment is situated on the top floor boasting breathtaking views over the city and harbor, located in Gothenburg, Sweden. The small 721 square foot (67 square meters) home is comprised of a living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and small west facing balcony off the living room. Natural light illuminates this stylish home that comes complete with exclusive and well selected details and materials. Everything has been very well thought out and very tastefully decorated. During the renovation process, the goal was to integrate typical turn of the century character with modern materials. The overall aesthetic turned out flawless, with a harmonious connection between the early 1900s and industrial elements. The layout was changed around to create a nice transparency, maximizing surfaces and increasing luminosity. A wall between the kitchen and living area was torn down to create openness and the bedroom was decreased in size to allow the social area to gain extra space. The flooring throughout the main living spaces is comprised of black plank floorboards, with a nice visual contrast of white planks in the bedroom and bathroom. Upon entrance into the welcoming home, you are greeted with soothing wallpaper in the hallway.
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The open floor plan between the kitchen and living room offers a pleasant social atmosphere, whether you are lounging on the sofa sitting around the dinner table, you can enjoy the city’s very best views. The walls were painted a crisp white, with a feature wall between the kitchen and the living room showcasing exposed brick. Glass doors opens out to the balcony, where you can sit and enjoy a cup of tea and enjoy the stunning views. This is a great spot to enjoy all year round, nestling in a cozy blanket during the brisk winter months.
The stylish white kitchen with austere design and exclusive details, speaks for itself. There is plenty of cabinet storage with a beautiful backsplash with glass covered wallpaper that repeats from the hallway. The kitchen cabinetry runs all the way to the large window, which makes it a joy for cooking with views over the harbor of Gothenburg. The kitchen and living area have been separated by an island where guests can sit and keep the cook company.
The bedroom is a charming tower room separated by a large industrial sliding door. To maximize the small space, a clever built-in bed was designed with hidden storage accessed beneath. A walk-in closet also has plenty of space for clothing. Windows were incorporated high on the wall to bring in light and views. The original flooring was preserved in the bedroom and closet areas and refreshed with a coat of white paint.
The bathroom was expanded to allow for a combined washing machine and dryer. Walls and floors are adorned with exclusive gray tiles. The shower is recessed in a niche and underfloor heating was incorporated for maximum comfort.
Located in Stockholm, Sweden, this cozy one-room apartment has everything you could possibly need, cleverly and functionally designed into one tiny space. With only 387 square feet (387 square meters) of living space, you will find a living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and home office all in one space, without looking overcrowded. The important concept in such a small space is too not have too much color, making the space feel busy and having area compete with each other. By keeping a neutral color palette, the space feels bright and airy, everything flows nicely together and the space feels inviting and cozy. The furnishings and decor in this small home are very stylish, with wood flooring and area rugs in keeping with the cozy aesthetic. Built-in wardrobes helps to keep everything organized and clutter free, which is extremely important when you are living in a home that is very small. The space features wonderful IKEA finds that are very characteristic of Scandinavian style homes, mixed with designer pieces such as the Menu Afteroom chair featured in the home office space and the Hay DLD coffee table. The finished result is a very stylish and trendy home that is welcoming despite its small size.
Everything in this home seems to have its place, with a deep set framed window, there is even space for a few house plants to add color and infuse life into the space. A cozy bed features a layering of bedding for those crisp nights during the winter months. A faux animal fur area rug adds texture and warmth to the space. We find this home very cozy and inviting, what do you think, could you live in such a small space if it was this well decorated?
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This super stylish Scandinavian loft duplex with turn of the century details is located in Kungsholmen, an island in Lake Mälaren, Sweden, part of Stockholm City. The interiors of the home overlooks a central courtyard with a cozy french balcony that faces the sunny west. Comprised of 1,033 square feet (96 square meters) of living space spread out over two levels, with a living room, dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms, home office, two bathrooms and access to a roof terrace from the upper level. There are many stunning details showcased in this lovely inviting home such as two beautiful working fireplaces, wood beamed ceilings, crown moulding and whitewashed wide pine plank flooring. The spacious fully equipped kitchen is light and airy with a small breakfast area and window that looks out to the quiet courtyard. The kitchen has a nice flow into the open dining area through a large doorway. The staircase to the second level where the private zones are situated is located by the entry hall, which is also where one of the bathrooms can be found.
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This enchanting attic apartment showcases striking contrasts, spacious layout and sunlit interiors, located in Lorensberg, a district in Gothenburg, Sweden. Spotted on Alvhem, this intriguing home has only 635 square feet (59 square meters) of living space yet its functional design makes it feel quite spacious and cozy. Dark stained oak wood flooring can be found throughout most of the living spaces, giving a sharp visual contrast against the white walls. The small living room provides an open layout to the dining and kitchen areas. A working fireplace provides warmth and comfort on cool winter nights. Light pours in from the southwest facing windows and large skylights so artificial lighting is not necessary during the day. Wood beams on an angle provides interest to the ceiling and the overall visual appeal of the home. The kitchen offers plenty of work surfaces for cooking delicious meals. With the open flow into the living room, it makes mingling with guests effortless. An elegant spiral staircase in the living area leads to a loft space with a home office. The staircase continues through a skylight that opens out onto the property’s rooftop, giving unparalleled views of the cityscape below. Glass flooring in the loft space provides plenty of natural light to the bedroom.
The apartment offers a single bedroom, which is nestled under the loft and is flooded with natural light from the glass floor above. Cozy and spacious with a serene color palette, you will feel a sense of tranquility as you lay down for a restful nights sleep. The modern bathroom was tastefully renovated with gray floor tiles and white tiles on the walls, in keeping with the aesthetic of the rest of the apartment.
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This charming turn of the century apartment discovered on Alvhem invites a social lifestyle with its bright and airy interiors, located in Linnéstaden, Gothenburg, Sweden. With a total surface area of 570 square feet (53 square meters), this home showcases plenty of preserved details from the late 1800s. All rooms having been renovated to offer current trend amenities while at the same time incorporating lovely details from the past. As you enter, you are greeted by a bright kitchen and beautiful living room. The open floor plan provides a lovely space, with stylish furnishings, white painted walls and original white painted oak planks that runs throughout the apartment. The cozy kitchen is very spacious and open to the front hallway, hosting a small dining table, perfect for entertaining guests. The living room has clean lined and functional furnishings, with one corner adorned by a beautiful white tile stove that is purely for decoration. Two large windows welcomes light into the space, make it bright and airy and a great place for being social. The walls, with crown molding framing the ceiling, are painted in a light gray hue, which helps to highlight the preserved original details.
The back of the apartment is where the bedroom can be found, in a peaceful location looking out onto a quiet courtyard. The bathroom is situated my the main entryway, adjacent to the kitchen. This allows for great access from all areas of the home and makes it easier when guests are over to not have to enter the bathroom through the bedroom, which is the usual setup in homes of this size. We enjoyed sharing with you this small, yet functional and stylish apartment. Have a look through the rest of the images and let us know what you think!
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This cozy and tastefully renovated 32 square meters Scandinavian studio apartment we just spotted on Alvhem is located in Linnéstaden, Gothenburg, Sweden. Upon entrance to this welcoming Scandinavian style home, you are greeted by original brightly painted gray plank flooring and white washed walls. The kitchen is very spacious and comfortable, recently being given a complete transformation. The classic Ikea kitchen in gray occupies one wall, very tastefully designed with a Carrara marble countertop and classic bevelled white subway tile backsplash. Dimmable spotlights in the ceiling creates great ambient lighting for cooking. The kitchen has enough space for a small, cozy dining table next to a large window offering views across the yard and out to the private balcony.
The spacious living room is stylishly designed in a delightful color palette that is cheery and warm. The space plays double duty as a living and sleeping area, large enough to accommodate furniture arrangements of a sofa, small bed and clever storage solutions. A large window and glazed balcony doors allows plenty of natural light to penetrate the interiors, making it feel bright and airy. The cozy balcony with views out to a private courtyard offers plenty of space for seating and plants. With a wrought iron railing giving a period setting and flooring make of cast concrete with a wood decking overlay to add style and warmth.
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The bathroom is designed in a timeless style with white tiled walls and tile flooring in a gray-brown hue. The ceiling casts a glow with recessed spotlights and underfloor heating ensures that feet stay toasty warm after getting out of the shower.
This bright and spacious four-room loft with attached terrace offers expansive views, in a desirable location in the lovely Södermalm, a district in Stockholm, Sweden. Spotted on Wrede, this crib is comprised of 1,862 square feet (173 square meters) of living space, having received a complete overhaul with high-end finishes and materials. Upon entryway, the home welcomes you into a magnificent social area with living room, dining room and a fully equipped open-plan kitchen. Dark wooden flooring and exposed beams harmonize the white washed walls, plastered surfaces and otherwise austere surfaces. A cozy roof terrace offers lovely views over the rooftops. There is also a laundry room, three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The kitchen and living room have an open flow, perfect for entertaining family and guests. Plenty of windows and wonderful lighting in the design scheme helps to create a sooting atmosphere for the enduring Swedish winters. Warm and spacious interiors creates the perfect home for anyone to enjoy. There is plenty of storage and functional design to consider this a move-in ready home. Have a look through the images below for some great inspiration and be sure to let us know what design details you love most about this space!
The dining room offers its own cozy little nook, with plenty of natural light to create a nice ambiance.
With a closeness to nature offered in this stunning family home, every detail has been carefully thought out, offering creative solutions and exciting architecture in Ljunghusen, Sweden. The residence offers sophistication and luxurious details, with natural lighting throughout.
The house feels somewhat anonymous as you approach from the street, however as soon as you step inside the entrance door it changes to something spectacular. The house is a solid stone house that has been covered with a horizontal wood paneling to create a soft and comfortable feel. The entrance door is custom built in glass and oak paneling, and one could say that this is the standard set for the rest of the house. You are surrounded by whitewashed stone walls and a sober white pigmented concrete floors, which leads you further into the house.
You are welcomed immediately into the open seating area. There is plenty of space for entertaining family and friends, The dining room offers a large expanse of glass windows that overlook the garden facing south. An exciting atrium separates the living area from the dining room and creates a stylish environment. The concrete floor becomes a beautiful accent against the white landscape wooden panel that lines some of the walls. The feeling is both modern and rustic at the same time. Cold evenings gives the stove a nice heat and lets you relax to beautiful crackling sounds.
The kitchen offers an open plan against the social surfaces. A practical kitchen island clad in wood, breaking cleanly against the white interior gives a pleasant impression. It can accommodate two bar stools, perfect for when you want a breakfast time for yourself before you start your day. Exclusive machines from Gaggenau and Miele gives the kitchen a lovely finish. Perhaps most striking is the original pantry with glass door. This creates beautiful storage jars, a work of art in itself and makes it a pleasure to keep order in the pantry.
In the bedrooms the windows were placed so as to reduce transparency. On the floors, carpet has been added to lend warmth and a comfortable feeling in the rooms. Instead of doors into the walk-in chambers, two of the three bedrooms have heavy drapes, creating a warm and cozy feeling. The master bedroom is located in the second part of the house and also has the same feeling. The impression of everyday luxury is enhanced even further with the spacious closet. You will sleep in a relaxing atmosphere and in the morning you just need to walk a few steps to take a morning dip in the pool.
The villa has two lovely bathrooms. One is located in the entrance hall and offers bath and sleek and stylish décor from Aspen. The floor is covered with seastone and give a cozy feel. The second bathroom is a bit larger, decorated in tasteful white and stone. There is a shower and two washstands.
The newly built sauna room is inviting with its warmth on cold evenings and here you can let your eyes rest on the large window facing the garden. Then you go directly into the outdoor lounge and breathe in some fresh forest air.
This intelligent home showcases many thoughtful features and functions. Throughout the house, even outdoors, are nicely integrated speakers. The technology in the house can easily connect to iPads and phones, which makes it easy and fun to do. The whole house has a lovely heated floor, even in the garage, storage and guest house. There is plenty of storage and in the garden there is a separate storehouse.
The most apparent with the social part of the house is the simplicity of getting out into nature. By opening up one of the terrace doors you step out to your own little paradise. The large paved terrace runs along the entire garden side, and there are several patios, both for relaxing and socializing. Stylish awnings give shade during the hottest days of the summer and attracts one to take a dip in the sumptuous pool. The whole time you feel nature’s presence when the wind takes hold of the pines that surround the garden. Overlooking the pool there is also a guest house that houses everything you want to offer your guests. Or, you may choose to create an office or an inspiring studio here?
Every little detail of the house is well thought out and carefully selected. Everything from designer switches to color selection, layout and site-built TV unit. Sit back and allow yourself to enjoy a perfect home, just a few hundred meters from Sweden’s most beautiful sandy beach.
Photos: Courtesy of Bjurfors
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