Wes Anderson vibes are strong at this converted Swedish train station
Shingle cladding and a bright red roof hone the Wes Anderson vibe at this converted train station in Sweden’s Ösmo in Stockholm County.
Dating from the 1910s, the station was designed by Ferdinand Boberg in a National Romantic style – a Swedish successor to Art Nouveau. The building was acquired in 2010 and converted into a family home by the sellers, who’ve retained its quirky early 20th-century character and features while modernising the home.
The kitchen blends period and modern with Victorian tiles, marble worktops and a burnt black door from the original station. Mirrored double doors lead to the star of the show – the living room, whose ceilings soar to 3.5-metres high. This former hall accommodates a large sofa and dining table with space for 12 people, giving a grand sense of scale that also feels surprisingly cosy thanks to the woodburning stove, oak veneers and soft grey colour palette.
A ‘training room’ and bathroom complete this level, while four bedrooms are on the upper level – all drenched in sumptuous colours that add character to the space.