Feast your eyes on the dining hall inside this converted courthouse in Sweden’s Avensta.
The soaring, vaulted space sits at the heart of Stationsgatan 41, which was built in 1903 as Kyrkbo’s courthouse by architect Folke Zettervall. Its historic wood panelled walls, mouldings and arched windows have been retained, while a carved stone fireplace serves as the focal point of the vast space, which looks straight out of a film set.
The three-bedroom Swedish property is currently operating as a boutique B&B and events space dubbed Ting 1903. It’s been gently converted throughout, and according to the owners, ‘the interior of the Tingsalen is untouched, except for newly built floors and removed corner benches’.
Its new custodians could continue operating Stationsgatan 41 as a commercial venture, or turn it into a rather grand 676 sq m family home. Estate agent Martin Agenstam of Blokk Fast – who is selling the property for 3.5m SEK – also suggests converting its former guard house into a two-bedroom holiday let for extra income.
The converted courthouse is just 150 metres from from Avesta-Krylbo train station, which has regular services to Arlanda and Stockholm. It comes with 2,826 sq m of waterfront gardens and access to the river (though you’d have to install a new pier) and adjoins the valley of Dalälven.