19 Century Workers Apartment going City Chic


Years ago I planned to buy one quarter of a house, with a stunning view of the river which runs through my city. Then I got a job in Stockholm and had to abandon the idea. Now, one apartment is for sale, and my dream of living in the center of the city, still hidden away from all the buzz, is awakened. Wouldn't you love to live in a place like this, and take the ferry to work each morning? 

The 19 century wooden houses were built for families who moved to the city to work at the docks. Each house had eight apartments (one room and a kitchen). One hundred year later, the city planned to tear them down, since the standard was too poor. (We found pigeons had taken over the attic in the house we planned to buy!)

I left town, but others bought the houses and went ahead with the renovations. Check out these images and see how one of the apartments turned out. Love! All images via Stadshem






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8 comments:

  1. Wonderful when the old can be kept and renovated. Which city?

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  2. It's in Gothenburg, on the south side of the river. The houses sit on Slottsberget, just above the Lindholmen docks. This is where Evert Taube lived, before moving to Stockholm.

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  3. Glad they were renovated, lovely!

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  4. i truly wish that more people would learn to live like this--elegant, not excessive, where living replaces accumulation.

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  5. I LOVE your blog....a great reminer to me always to keep making time for pursuing what i love...I especially like your rebels manifesto! I'm about to move from my beautiful home of 15 years on Dartmoor, England, to a smaller but still light and spacious apartment, so am grappling with paring down my belonings, I'm qiute the sentimental hoarder! So these images remind me of the fresh calmness of simplicity, Thank you. Would love to visit Stockholm oneday...love the scandinavian slye!

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  6. What a fabulous transformation and gorgeous interior design! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. That's what I love in blogs about of arhcitecture and interior - profesionalism of the bloggers, great photos, a bit of history and great designs. To look on photos like these it's a pleasure, watching the time changes... where the things used to be and then how it is now and how creative changes were done :) Thanks! Regards

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