Olof Palme's for-sale row house piques curiosity
9 Oct 2013, 07:20
Published: 09 Oct 2013 07:20 GMT+02:00
That row house is now for sale, which according to the estate agent in charge of the property has quickened some house-hunters' curiosity.
"A few people who have come to the showing said they mostly wanted to get a feel for the place," estate agent Eric Runbäck told the local Mitt i newspaper.
In fact, some devoted party affiliates showed an interest in the house before it even went up for sale, including the left-wing commentator and editor of regional daily Dala-Demokraten.
"I know that the current owners got a call from Göran Greider, who asked to come visit and have a look once," Runbäck explained.
Vällingby was developed from 1947 to 1950, and was designed not as a suburb but as an independent neighbourhood - a modernist housing project dubbed an "ABC Town", which stood for "arbetsplatser, bostäder och centrum" - roughly translated to jobs, accommodation, and a city centre.
In 2004, the Stockholm City Museum dedicated an exhibition to the neighbourhood.