4th July 2014

So it’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted an International Fridays feature and it almost didn’t happen again today (deadlines, deadlines…) but I spotted this fantastic holiday home on Fantastic Frank’s site and had to share. I could live by the sea at any time of year – I’ve nothing against chilly winter beach walks – but during the summer months with the longer days and evenings, there really is no place I’d rather be.


This two bedroom house is located on a small Swedish island with panoramic sea vistas over Saxarfjärden, and was designed by architect Ulf Nelson. It has all those things you’d want from a holiday home: an open plan living and dining-kitchen area with large picture windows pulling in the views and lots of light; a relaxed aesthetic where there’s nothing too pristine or dressy; and a great indoor-indoor lifestyle with terraces and decked areas. There’s also a separate guest house with a private dock.

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If this house was mine (yes, I am dreaming here) I’d swap over the kitchen and bathroom tiling for subway tiles (only because I’m obsessed with subway tiling) and I’d want to install a woodburning stove (although the details for this house mentions a fireplace) but otherwise this is a pretty perfect space to escape from life, curled up on the porch of an evening with a book, or, better still, whiling away a few hours in that hammock.

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It doesn’t hurt to dream now, does it?

This property was marketed by Fantastic Frank.

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