Why buy a house when there's a Swedish island?
Sophie Inge · 30 Jul 2015, 15:23
Published: 30 Jul 2015 15:23 GMT+02:00
- Five questions before buying a Sweden home (06 Oct 15)
- Sweden sees summer drop in property prices (14 Jul 15)
- Two million Swedes design 'house of clicks' (20 May 15)
Known as the “Danish islet” (Danmarks Holme in Swedish), the island is situated in Stockholm, between Nacka and Lidingö.
“It’s special because you are right in the middle of what is happening in Stockholm and at the same time safe and protected behind the trees and the nature on the island,” the estate agent for the island, Elisabeth Eldh, told The Local.
"It's a great place to take guests from abroad who want to see Stockholm."
Measuring almost 10,000 square metres with a total living space of 350 metres squared, the island has three houses as well as three guest houses.
The island has been inhabited since the 1600s but has been occupied by its current owner for the past decade. The fact that an island so close to the city is on the market at all is a once in a lifetime opportunity, according to Eldh.
One of the houses on the island. Photo: Eldh
Priced at 65 million kronor, the island has already attracted some interest since it was put on the market four days ago, although Eldh would not reveal who.
Swedish islands are put on sale every year but Eldh says that she has heard of just one other island in the capital going on sale this year for 47 million kronor.
How exactly the island got its name is a mystery, although there is a well-publicized myth that Danish forces besieged the island during the Swedish War between Denmark’s Christian the Tyrant and King Gustav Vasa of Sweden in the 1520s.
The island is situated in central Stockholm. Photo: Eldh