Fancy a trip back to the 1970s? You need to invest in this 1970s modernist time capsule in Sundsvall, Sweden, which is cheaper than you might think.
Sometimes when people use the phrase ‘time capsule’, it can mean just a few original features dotted here and there. Not with this one. Oh no.
This really is the 1970s. Or Sweden in 1977 if you like. Designed as some kind of holiday home or summerhouse four decades ago, the house has barely changed since. Which is good news if you love that decade and like the idea of some hiking or skiing in this particular part of Sweden.
The architecture alone would have been worth a mention, with its angular shape and heavily glazed terrace. But it offers so much more behind its period front door.
If you don’t like bright colours or bold shapes, the decor here is probably not for you. if the extreme end of ‘70s decor appeals, then it might be your dream holiday home.
Not that it is all about bright shades. The kitchen is more understated and incredibly stylish. The kind of kitchen many of us would happily order right now. The light fittings that modernist Scandi charm too.
But I can’t get past the bold wallpaper around this place, as well as some eye-catching flooring. There’s even a bedroom with floral walls and matching floral wardrobes. You don’t see that often.
One thing does beat the decor though and that’s the staircase. I think it’s the star of the show. Open, curved and with that lovely rope bannister detail. Please don’t ever let that be replaced.
Space too, which is considerable for what is probably a holiday home or retreat. The hall with built-in storage leads onto a living room with balcony access, with a shower room, a large kitchen with dining area, a laundry room, a large bedroom and one further bedroom completing the main floor.
Head upstairs for a further living room with large windows, a third bedroom and another bathroom, which is currently unused.
Outside space is described as ‘large’, with the garden featuring plants, berries and fruit trees, even if the current state of it is ‘wild’. Beyond that is a garage (actually built into the house), a boiler room, a detached warehouse and some additional outbuildings.
So plenty of space inside and out and the kind of decor you are unlikely to find elsewhere, whether that’s Sweden or beyond. Price? This one is up for sale for 1,300,000Kr, which converts to £111,168.
Images and details via Lansfast. Please visit the website for more details and to enquire about the house.