Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Simple Pleasures

An unexpected romantic gesture.

(lovely photo by Polly Wreford)

Light and Happy

What was once a sadly neglected little house now has a new lease on life, thanks to Jonas Svensson and Tomas Åkesson, its new owners. The pair had been looking for a holiday house for a while when, at a friend's home for dinner one evening, she mentioned that the house next door was probably going to be for sale soon. Sure enough, a few weeks later it was on the market, and — despite the misgivings by other friends over the condition of the property — they bought it at once. Taking on the task of renovating it themselves, they put in much hard work, making some happy discoveries along the way, too. Four years later, it's a house that combines the simple style typical of Österlen with a touch of the Riviera and the Mediterranean. Now their summers and weekends are busy social times, enjoying brunches, barbecues and the occasional festival with their friends and (of course) their great neighbors. More photos here. Via Hus & Hem.

(photos by Peter Carlsson)
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