Before we get to the renovated Gotland summer home, a bit about my admiration for Sweden.
As a teenager I was able to spend a summer traveling the Southern part of Sweden with one of my best friends. Diana is the niece of my first au pair and lived with us for my freshman year of high school. Once the school year was over we travelled to her hometown of Falkenberg, Sweden, continuing on to Goteberg, Baståd, and Halmstad. Diana and I traveled around the South West of the country visiting family and friends. Long walks through the woods, mornings jumping in the water, exploring city life. We shopped, ate delicious food, dyed my hair brown (a story for another time), and spent nights talking into the early morning. It was a trip that opened my eyes to the vastness of the world. As a result,Scandinavia will always hold a very special place it my heart.
We were never able to make it to the East Island of Gotland or as far North as Stokholm, but what I was able to explore proved to be unforgettable. I’ve always dreamed of going back to summer by the sea, enjoying public transportation, bonfires in the woods, and exploring the history and architecture. This plan works well having an architect as a husband, so I often find myself looking through homes scattered around the country, planning our future trip.
HOBURGSGUBBEN ROAD 21 SOUTHERN GOTLAND, SWEDEN
A beautifully renovated 1770’s country home on the Island of Gotland is the perfect display of Scandinavian minimalism. Retaining the rich history, while opening the home up with natural exposed elements and modern touches. The result is a dreamy space filled with a mixture of old and new. A simple fireplace, a couch dusted with linens, windows for natural lighting, rustic and modern combine to create this stunning home. Steps from the shore, a summer would be very well spent in this Scandinavian abode. I can picture the kids running around while mom and dad sip their morning coffee. Walks to town, evenings spent chasing the late evening sun. Enjoy these incredible photos of the property.
Now I just have to convince the owners to let us move in. Wish me luck.