Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week
Published: 11 Mar 2014 14:52 GMT+01:00
A three-bedroom Stockholm apartment offers the discerning buyer a perfect example of how an attic conversion can serve the needs of a modern family.
An open-air living space in the open air... almost, as the Vasastan pad's generous sky lights drench this luxurious apartment in natural light. The sleek kitchen with high quality white cabinets blends seamlessly into the minimalist space.
IN PICTURES: A Vasastan gem offers the modern family space and privacy
Downstairs, doors to the ample balcony add further to the feeling of space, yet upstairs the design of the three bedrooms offers privacy.
At an opening bid price of 11 million kronor ($1.7 million), real estate agents Fastighetsbyrå will soon announce viewing dates for this "exclusive address".
Shoppers in Stockholm. Photo: Simon Paulin/TT
Sweden's economy grew by 0.4 percent in the first quarter of 2015, and was up 2.5 percent on the same period a year ago, according to figures released on Friday. But Swedes still appear to be holding back from swiping their cards at the nation's tills.
Travellers at New York's LaGuardia Airport in January 2015. Photo: TT
A consortium led by Swedish construction company Skanska was picked for a $3.6 billion (30.5 billion kronor) project to modernize New York's LaGuardia Airport, regional transport officials have announced.
A Swedish Dad teaching his child to recycle. Photo: Cecilia Larsson/Image Bank Sweden
The Swedish government plans to introduce a
third month of paid parental leave reserved for fathers as of next year in a bid to further increase gender equality.
Sofia Hellqvist and Prince Carl Philip announcing their engagement in 2014. Photo: TT
Move over William and Kate, Sweden's Prince Carl Philip and fiancée Sofia Hellqvist are causing an international stir ahead of their upcoming wedding with one Australian paper even calling them 'Europe's coolest couple'. Here are six facts you need to learn about these rocking royals.
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Strawberry cordial is a refreshing summer drink. Photo: John Duxbury
Swedes love berries and enjoy putting them in both chilled cordials as well as hot drinks during winter. Here, food writer John Duxbury shares his favourite recipe for a raw strawberry squash (rårörd jordgubbssaft) that's delicious year-round but perfect for Swedish summer time.
Apartment blocks in Gothenburg: Photo: Simon Paulin/Image Bank Sweden
One of Sweden's biggest banks has warned that too many potential buyers in Gothenburg and Stockholm are set to spend more than 30 percent of their disposable income on monthly mortgage payments and related costs, putting them in danger of potential financial problems in future.
US-Haitian rap artist Wyclef Jean. Photo: AP Photo/Keystone, Laurent Gillieron
A small Swedish town two hours north of Stockholm could get an unexpected celebrity resident. Rap star Wyclef Jean fell in love with Sandviken after a gig there two years ago and has now told a Swedish tabloid that he is planning a move to the town in the next couple of years.
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Sandviken railway station. Photo: Tanzania/Wikipedia
Former Fugees star Wyclef Jean stirred up a right debate in Sweden on Thursday when he said he was planning a move to the small town of Sandviken, two hours north of the capital. But we're not ones to judge, so we've put together this list of five reasons why the rapper might be such a big fan of this rural town.
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Here's what you need to know before buying a home in Sweden. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/SCANPIX
The Swedish financial watchdog recently scrapped plans for new mortgage rules, meaning you can still buy a home in Sweden and never pay off the full loan. Here's The Local's guide to the five main things you need to know before taking your first step on to the property ladder in the Nordic country.
What’s it like growing up in Sweden when you don’t look like anybody else? Swedish-Eritrean singer and social activist Sa’ra Charismata tells The Local about immigration, peace, and why it’s okay to be scared of other cultures.