Cottage with a modern twist in Landskrona

Monday, 14 January 2013

A Swedish psychologist told me that 40 years ago parents were giving their children names which would help them fit in. Today Swedish children's names are chosen to stand out. When I saw this home in the old quarter of Landskrona here in Southern Sweden it made me think of this. Stockholm architects Elding Oscarson have transformed this town house from a cottage to a 21st century home which certainly stands out from the crowd! 










Photographer: Åke E:son Lindman via Architonic

I absolutely love the interior which is designed around letting as much light in as possible with its large windows and open plan living. I especially love the window nook with cushions, the fab Scandinavian designer pieces, the mid century dining table and chairs and the nod to orange / apricot in every room.

Could you go for a 21st century facelift like this for your home and stand out from the rest?

PS thank you so much to my good friend Ullis for the tip, I hope your little one arrives soon :)


23 comments:

  1. Hiii

    This is so cool. That photo of the house fronts is fabulous. It just stands out so amazingly!

    Love the use of wire mesh around the place too.

    Trisha x

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  2. Love this, would love to do this sadly the council's in London would never agree with planning permission, great that they are so forward thinking in Sweden. x

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  3. Ya la conocía y me parece SUBLIME.
    Es preciosa.

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  4. Beautiful! I could live there very very happily. The light it lets in is fantastic. x

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  5. interior is lovely but architecture of exterior is not for me

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  6. I love this, thanks for inspiring me, this house really stands out. Love to read about a person with a vision!
    Xo Caroline

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  7. How fantastic! It looks like a lovely, light-filled place to relax with friends or a good book. I have to wonder what the neighbours think, though. Maybe they're planning renovations of their own. :)

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  8. I love it. I love the separate office space in the back of the garden! I've seen the first picture before but never really knew the full story behind it. I bet the neighbors on either side of it aren't entirely pleased, though ;)

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    1. That was exactly one of my first thoughts too, they must have been livid!

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  9. Such a break!
    But so great.
    ;-)

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  10. It looks fantastic! I love the all white.

    LUXESSED

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  11. I love these kind of architecture that you completely dont expect in a certain place. great house!

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  12. Saw this a while ago...and i freakin' love it. i want to live there. now. please.

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  13. Oh my ! This is incredible :-) funny and brave ! love it !

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  14. What a great house! It really sticks out from the neighbors, as you and Erin said they might not be pleased but the design is just marvelous. I would enjoy grabbing a book from the bookshelf surrounding the window seat and plunk down there to read or watch the neighbors pass by...

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  15. Any thoughts on the source for the beautiful pink (wool?) blanket on that funky bed in the bedroom? It's beautiful! Adds soo much to a simple white room.

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  16. the grey sofa is amazing!! where is it from?

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  17. Wonderfully crisp and always interesting!

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  18. Loving the inside all white my fav but shame the outside totally ruins the lovely old cottage look of the houses its between. Looks out of place.

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