For 20 years, Sotheby’s International arm, Skeppsholmen, has been marketing and selling properties in the Stockholm area of Sweden. This post features a six-room condominium built in 1938, and situated in Ostermalmsgatan Ostermalm district of Stockholm. A wealthy area, Villastaden (the neighborhood where Ostermalmsgatan is located) has an ancient trendy appeal that beckons to the well-to-do crowd.
The dining room clad in a provincial style is airy, bright and open courtesy of an entire wall of exposures. The natural lighting picks up the patterns in the window treatment and the sofa nicely while a neutral colored area rug is well-placed atop the hardwood flooring. As a dual space, dining/living room, the communal area can be traversed for guests with ease.
The European appeal of this apartment is as undeniable and impressive as the charming vintage styling. A beautiful sitting area is important while anticipating intimate conversations, or relaxing chats.
A well stocked library and office space gives a functional use to a quaint space which could also be used as an additional bedroom. Triple casement windows provide vivid natural lighting to a space with minimal availability. The creativity used when selecting the ceiling fixture further affirms the designer’s resourcefulness for practical layouts.
A small hearth and rural prints add to the coziness of the room.
Bright primary colors add to the American country aesthetic adopted throughout the flat, reminiscent of the 1930s era in which the condominiums were built. The pairing of floral patterns with warm solids has an eclectic intrigue.
An unpretentious balcony area looks out over the neighboring dwellings with enough privacy to enjoy.
The classic European style eat-in-kitchen, along with hardwood floors, accents and tiled backsplash with pops of fire engine red and hunter green, is so delightful and brilliant. An oversized refrigerator, modest gas stove, and dishwasher are conveniently placed along the narrow galley. Like most European kitchens, the washing machine is located next to the sink.
The master bedroom is quite spacious with plenty of room for a sitting area; however, the furniture is kept at a minimum to allow for more movement throughout the space. A couple of shelves, chairs, and side tables keep the layout uncluttered, while French doors allow access to the patio space.
A darling guest bedroom and bath complete the rooms in the flat. While the guest bedroom goes along with the theme for the rest of the home, the bathroom is contemporary with its limestone walls and wooden accents. Updated fixtures give the space a modern edge.
The condominiums at Ostermalmsgatan are a part of a tenant-owner association that is somewhat similar to a home owner’s association in the States. This body of people ensures that the common areas around the building are well maintained, and the standards of each condo reflect the collective attitude.