Sitting above the distinctive cobbled streets in Gotenburg’s Majorna district, this two bedroom apartment uses white tones and textures to an elegant, refined affect. Throw in the fact that the Majorna area is one of the most interesting emerging neighbourhoods in the city, and the opportunity to live like a local in Sweden is oh-so-tempting.
AGENT Bjurfors Sweden
The turn of the century apartment listed by Bjurfors Sweden has been well-preserved, ensuring some of its most charming period elements are still on display. The high stucco ceilings with ornate ceiling medallions are complimented by tall windows and double Victorian doors linking the living and bedroom spaces together., while original toe and ceiling boards have been preserved throughout the home. The living and master bedroom each also benefit from a perfectly-preserved Swedish tiled stove, ticking both efficient heating and design fixture boxes.
In the kitchen, white brick tiling gently modernises the interior, maximising prep space with a galley layout are integrated modern appliances and birch bench tops. An informal dining space is the perfect breakfast nook - or head out to the apartment’s petite but cosy back courtyard in the warmer months.
The two bedrooms are stylishly minimal as only the Swedes seem to know how, with a children’s bedroom that is of course more stylish than our own master bedrooms. Touches of soft mint green make their way into the style of both bedrooms, with the tiled stove in the master bedroom and wall paint in the children’s room gently expanding on the home’s white and grey colour palette. Well-integrated storage and more of those beautiful windows are on display together with the petite balcony in the master bedroom that looks out over the Charles Johansgatan.
Historically a working-class neighborhood, the Majorna district has become a hipster hotspot over the past few years, similar to Stockholm’s Södermalm neighbourhood. With a relaxed bohemian style it’s home to plenty of cafes, restaurants and parks. Whether enjoying some Italian indulgence at Enoteca Maglia or enjoying the traditional fika (coffee and snack) at eco-conscious bakery Cum Pane, the local food scene is only growing in scale and style.
For anyone who has dreamt of a Scandinavian sea change, the classic elegance of this apartment makes a very persuasive case.