Saturday, June 01, 2013

The beauty of decay

The old cottage
Theme day. The beauty of decay. This is Djurgårdsgrind. Decaying since 1922, give or take. That's when the Johansson family moved out from the property. This little cottage was were they first lived when they bought the land here in 1910. Their youngest son grew up to become a famous author. The last owner of Djurgårdsgrind was a couple that used the big house (not seen here), as a summer house. The property is on the market today and it can be yours for just 1 475 000SEK. For a peak inside the big house, check out the real estate brokers photos. Theme Day.

28 comments:

Meghan said...

So cute! I love the stove.

Bob Crowe said...

So what's that in Euros or dollars? I imagine you would have to spend quite a few crowns on the renovations.

Dianne said...

A reminder to us Steffe that there is much beauty to be seen in decay .... beautifully captured.

Linda said...

Nice choice for theme day!

Jo said...

so much potential..

Karl Demetz said...

Such a nice house, and so abandoned...
Good find for this theme!

LOLfromPasa said...

It is too disappointing that a place like this stands empty. I love it!

Rob Siemann said...

What, decay in clean Scandinavia??? lol
Nice shot, and excellent for this theme

Red Nomad OZ said...

I hope you're getting a real estate spotter's fee - looks like you've developed a lot of interest in this intriguing property!

Stefan Jansson said...

I am supposed to visit two weeks from now to take some interior photos for the local historical association. Might blog a photo or two from that session.

Sharon said...

It looks like nature is slowly reclaiming this spot.

Jim said...

It still looks great.

cieldequimper said...

I don't want the big house, only the cottage... It's so perfect and will stand out nicely in the snow...

Judy said...

I could be very happy living in that little cottage...as long as the roof doesn't leak.

Ineke said...

no matter the currency anything over a million is out of my league i am afraid.
Looks like a real cute house though. Pity.

Wibbo said...

That could be a lovely house to live in! I hope someone buys and restores it.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I hope someone buys it and restores it Steffe, its too sweet to be left to decay right away to a complete wreck !

LONDONLULU said...

Goes to show there is always life amidst decay, great find for theme day!

RedPat said...

Someone may buy the property and fix this wee place up a bit!

Lynette said...

You’ve made a great Theme Day post. I'm glad you picked this to share with us.

Virginia said...

Don't know how many USD that is but it's a bit overgrown. Maybe someone will see the potential.
V

Jack said...

Since 1922? Astonishing.

slim said...

I was also picturing this little red house in the snow. I hope a human claims it soon. Nice choice for theme day.

jennyfreckles said...

That could be gorgeous if it was renovated. But perhaps the real beauty here comes from the sunshine and shadows.

CaT said...

looking amazingly good for such a long time of decay!! no..?

JM said...

Great find! I really love it.

Merisi said...

A beautiful photograph of an enchanting place!

I hope they'll find a new owner who gives it the tender loving care it deserves.

paul said...

That's a long time to leave a house vacant.