33. sagittarius. real princess.
How long has your family had this place?
a little scary,
a little delicious.
There is something Agatha Christie about this place!
How did the generational change cause your family to take over the place?
And what does it look like today?
Would you like if you got the offer?
there are several artists in the family.
she was obsessed with
objects portraying either
jämtland or italy.
Tell us about grandma, the matriarch!
When I was little, I thought of her as an incredibly independent and charming person. She really had spunk and a sharp sense of humour. She was quite unconventional, extremely strong-minded and sometimes unapologetic. I know she loved a good party as much as she loved the mountains, and was very sociable when she was younger.
This became a place that united her interests in antiques, decor—and her love of Italy! She took her family to live in Rome for a while and you can see that in certain rooms, the Italian vibe.
It’s almost as if you can still feel her presence here!
It has become a bit like a mausoleum after she passed away. If something breaks, it cannot be thrown away, it’s interpreted as throwing her away. This place is her, that’s how it still feels, like you’re visiting her.
This is also the case in our own lives—we’ve all received so many things from her. My apartment still consists of about seventy percent of her old stuff. She was a little bit of a hoarder, who managed to fill this house, a house in Jämtland and an apartment at Medborgarplatsen in Stockholm.
what was your grandfather likE and how did he fit inTO the picture?
With grandma, it really feels like we are a “woman’s family”, probably also because there hasn’t been that many men either. I have always thought of it as possible to live by myself for the rest of my life. Maybe because she has shown me how to.
a bit grey gardens.
Your aunt’s paintings are a natural part of the decor, so you have been allowed to add a little?
what would this place be if it were a movie?
The house consists of many different wings, it’s a manor house. do you know how old it is?
One of the houses has been renovated by a tenant who holds a meditation service every Friday for any neighbours who might be interested.
We can’t be here in the winter and then the house stays empty and reigns over the ground, it is a bit scary in a way. Once my brother and I were about to open it up in the spring, the grass stood up to our hips. As we drove into the garden, there were different animals that flew in different directions, a deer that jumped out of the bushes, a pheasant that flew away.
The deer are here all the time, we are in their territory. Once when someone was going to the outhouse at night, they accidently sat down on a deer that was lying down. A bit like when I found my friend in a bush during a party one summer.
there were different animals that flew in different directions.
he shot himself because he was unhappily in love.
The house had its own life before your family took over. First there was a big farmer — how did the journey continue for the house?
How long was it a boarding house?
What was his connection to this place?
And she’s a credible source?
you can disappear for several hours without anyone noticing.
what would you say that you have learned from the house?
space creates privacy in many ways.