Sunday, 23 December 2018

The Dalarö House

The days before Christmas we received the keys to our new house on Dalarö in the Stockholm archipelago, located a convenient 30 min drive from Stockholm city. This amazing little house will be our new Swedish base.

We moved into our new house and got it operational just in time for Christmas

Even though the house is new to us it’s certainly not a new house. It was built in 1809 and is actually one of the oldest houses on Dalarö. Our house used to be the main building of a big agricultural property on Dalarö and has seen centuries and families pass by, just imagine the stories this house could tell! Our house is featured in several books, paintings and historical documentations.

Here our house is featured in a painting from the late 19th century. In 1927 the canal was build in front of our house (where the road is in this painting)

After buying and moving into houses all over the world we are pretty good when it comes to re-locating logistics and after only three days our house was operational, decorated and we could enjoy a Swedish Christmas for the first time in 13 years or so.

On December 20 the moving company and several furniture orders arrived and in the evening of the 23rd we were enjoying a cosy fire by the Christmas tree.

The kitchen is quite spacious and was renovated a few years ago by the previous owners in a country style true to the original character of the house.

The dining room is only missing some paintings on the walls.

A cosy veranda with views over the ocean.

The living room

The study

The Swedish home office

Our master bedroom

A reading corner and ocean view from the master bedroom

One of the guest rooms

The jetty a few steps from the house where we will go for morning swims. We are also co-owners of a stunning beach where we and our neighbours have additional jetties and a marina.

Dalarö is such an amazing little town with scenic walks, beautiful nature, stunning wooden villas and a very lively little community. There are 4-5 restaurants, several cafes and charming little shops. We will love it here.

The beach walk on Dalarö

Ocean front location

Small shops on the main street

One of the restaurants

The local grocery store is located in this charming building

The little castle Smådalarö Gård features an excellent restaurant where we enjoyed a seafood Christmas dinner

This is the beach that we are co-owners of together with our neighbours, just imagine it in summer time!

Our jetty

Cicero seems to like the long walks here but he misses the warm weather in Italy and Morocco,

Nordic light and Dalarö sunsets

This view!

And this is what Dalarö looks like in summer time (the stunning beach is co-owned by us and our neighbours)

We are very happy with our new little house and the charming Dalarö community!

It has sure been exotic to be back in Sweden for Christmas and experience the snow and stunning landscapes but it is cold and dark (part of the reasons why we re-located to Morocco/Italy). We will celebrate new year here but then it’s time to head back to Italy and Morocco for some Red City PR projects. Sweden is best experienced in summer time!

Snowy winter greetings from Sweden!

Wishing all of you a festive New Year and lots of love and magic in 2019!

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