This Swedish cottage is hidden in the woodlands of Hindås, near Gothenburg.
Villa Aery was built in 1938 in the National Romantic style (a Nordic offshoot of Art Nouveau, focusing on craftsmanship and natural materials) and it retains many of its period features, including mirrored doors, brick fireplaces and ‘sprinkled windows’.
The ground floor mixes traditional and minimalist-inspired interiors: white painted walls, floorboards and ceilings in the kitchen and dining room contrast with layered textures and sumptuous wallpapers in the living room.
Head up the stairs and the three-bedroom Swedish property transforms into a rustic woodland retreat. There are dark wood-panelled walls and bare floorboards on the landing, which doubles as a cosy reading snug. Windows peak out onto the surrounding trees.
Villa Aery is on the market via Stadshem Real Estate for 3.5m Kr and is just a 20 minute drive from central Gothenburg. The property also comes with a 20 sqm storehouse which could be transformed into a guesthouse.
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