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Scandi Mash-Up: This Circa 1930s Swedish Cottage is the Perfect Blend of Old and New

Tour this home near Sweden's IKEA Headquarters showcasing modern and vintage cohesion

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Welcome to this magazine worthy architect-designed home located in the idyllic town of Häradsbäck, just 15 minutes from Älmhult. Surrounded by about ¾ of an acre, this circa 1930s house boasts a magnificent yard with fruit trees and raised garden beds, making it the perfect place for nature lovers and those with green thumbs. With thoughtful and tasteful “Scandi” style renovations throughout, this home seamlessly blends vintage charm with modern comfort.

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Enter the home through the inviting veranda and be greeted by a spacious hallway with beautifully rich toned wood plank flooring that carries throughout the house. Take a moment to admire the breathtaking box milled ceiling, a charming feature that can also be found in the upper hallway.

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The spacious and modern kitchen was updated in 2020, featuring parquet floor, sleek light gray lower cabinets, subway tile, and modern fixtures and appliances. There is ample room for a large center island and a feature wall of shelving to display an artful cookbook collection.

The living room and dining area boast large picture windows that bring in an abundance of natural light and offer precious views of the gardens surrounding the property. The social area around the vintage corner fire stove with its sexy rounded ceramic tiles is sure to become the heart of the home on cold winter nights.

Head up the grand staircase to the upper level, where you’ll find the house's two bright, spacious bedrooms, each complete with closets, wood flooring, large picture windows and charming sloped ceilings. The family bathroom adds a modern touch to this level, with its glass stand up shower and double sinks.

The lower level basement is the perfect space for storage, with a laundry room complete with a washing machine and dryer, and a boiler room with a small hobby workshop. Additionally, the basement features a newly renovated bathroom with shower, toilet, and washbasin in timeless colors.

The Details

Bidding at 1 450 000 SEK (approximately $140k USD)

2 Beds | 2 Baths | 124 m2

Location: Häradsbäck Sweeden

Scandi Mash-Up

Inspired by a 1930s architect-designed Swedish farmhouse cottage that is the perfect Scandi-style blend of vintage and modern.


Located just 22 kilometers from Älmhult, Häradsbäck is a charming town with a country store offering a cafe, restaurant, library, post office, and pharmacy. The town also has a preschool, library, soccer field, and swimming area, providing endless opportunities to experience outdoor life, swimming, fishing, and more. Come and see for yourself why this home is a true gem, offering peaceful surroundings and a warm welcome.

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About Älmhult Sweden

Älmhult is a town located in the southern part of Sweden, in the county of Kronoberg. It is best known as the birthplace and headquarters of IKEA, the multinational furniture retailer. Älmhult is also home to the IKEA Museum, which showcases the history and design of the company, as well as the IKEA Cultural and Environmental Centre. Beyond IKEA, the town has a rich cultural heritage and a friendly community, making it a great place to visit and explore.

The climate in Älmhult, Sweden is classified as a temperate oceanic climate, with cool summers and cold winters. Average temperatures in the summer months (June-August) are around 15°C (59°F), while winter temperatures (December-February) are usually around 0°C (32°F). The area receives moderate to heavy rainfall throughout the year, with the wettest months being October to December. Snowfall is common in the winter months, and there may be occasional snow cover from December to April. Overall, the weather in Älmhult can be described as changeable and unpredictable, with fluctuations in temperature and precipitation from one day to the next.

Älmhult and its surrounding areas offer a unique blend of history, nature, and modern culture. Here are some of the reasons why one might want to visit or live in the area:

  • IKEA Museum: As mentioned earlier, the IKEA Museum offers an interesting look into the history and design of one of the world's largest furniture retailers.

  • Scenic countryside: The area around Älmhult is known for its rolling hills, forests, and lakes, making it a great destination for outdoor enthusiasts. There are many opportunities for activities such as hiking, fishing, and camping.

  • Cultural heritage: Älmhult has a rich cultural heritage, with historic buildings and museums that offer a glimpse into the town's past.

  • Friendly community: Älmhult is known for its friendly and tight-knit community, making it a great place to live or visit for those looking to connect with locals and experience a traditional Swedish way of life.

  • Proximity to major cities: Although Älmhult is a small town, it is located within a short drive of major cities such as Malmö, Copenhagen, and Gothenburg, making it an ideal location for those who want to live in a small town while still having access to city life.

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