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For sale: 1970s modernist time capsule in Sundsvall, Sweden

For sale: 1970s modernist time capsule in Sundsvall, Sweden
For sale: 1970s modernist time capsule in Sundsvall, Sweden

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.

For sale: 1970s modernist time capsule in Sundsvall, Sweden
For sale: 1970s modernist time capsule in Sundsvall, Sweden

 

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.

For sale: 1970s modernist time capsule in Sundsvall, Sweden
For sale: 1970s modernist time capsule in Sundsvall, Sweden

 

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.

For sale: 1970s modernist time capsule in Sundsvall, Sweden
For sale: 1970s modernist time capsule in Sundsvall, 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.

For sale: 1970s modernist time capsule in Sundsvall, Sweden
For sale: 1970s modernist time capsule in Sundsvall, Sweden

 

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.

For sale: 1970s modernist time capsule in Sundsvall, Sweden
For sale: 1970s modernist time capsule in Sundsvall, Sweden

 

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.

For sale: 1970s modernist time capsule in Sundsvall, Sweden
For sale: 1970s modernist time capsule in Sundsvall, Sweden

 

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.

For sale: 1970s modernist time capsule in Sundsvall, Sweden
For sale: 1970s modernist time capsule in Sundsvall, Sweden

 

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.

For sale: 1970s modernist time capsule in Sundsvall, Sweden
For sale: 1970s modernist time capsule in Sundsvall, Sweden

 

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.

For sale: 1970s modernist time capsule in Sundsvall, Sweden
For sale: 1970s modernist time capsule in Sundsvall, Sweden

 

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.

For sale: 1970s modernist time capsule in Sundsvall, Sweden
For sale: 1970s modernist time capsule in Sundsvall, Sweden

 

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.

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For sale: 1970s modernist time capsule in Sundsvall, Sweden
For sale: 1970s modernist time capsule in Sundsvall, Sweden

 

For sale: 1970s modernist time capsule in Sundsvall, Sweden
For sale: 1970s modernist time capsule in Sundsvall, Sweden

 

For sale: 1970s modernist time capsule in Sundsvall, Sweden
For sale: 1970s modernist time capsule in Sweden

 

For sale: 1970s modernist time capsule in Sundsvall, Sweden
For sale: 1970s modernist time capsule in Sweden

 

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