Speaking of –far south of Sweden- and the Danish influence in the Scandinavian style, there is also a typical look on the cottages or summer houses in the very south of Sweden. This is a benchmark from the opposite, i.e. north, part of our long narrow country (Burträsk). In the region of Skåne – or Österlen, which is the name of the picturesque and scenic plain land in southeastern Skåne region – the Danish border, and for that part, Central Europe is only a stone’s throw away. In this part of Sweden there are typical houses called “Skånelänga”. A Skånelänga is built on a half-timber and brick frame, and has plastered (white) facade with visible half-timber. Let me show you two examples, currently for sale with the agent Uppvik & döttrar. This first one is called “Knäbäckshusen”:
Now, look inside for another sweet Swedish ‘Country Danish’ Skånelänga – This house, “Lilla Beddinge”, was built in the late 18th century.
It is simple, cosy and southern Sweden-rustic: Country-Danish within the Swedish and Scandinavian style borders. Interiors below.
Wouldn’t you just wanna escape and hide in one of these houses? I would, for a few summer weeks at least! Lastly, exteriors of the Skånelänga:
All photos: Uppvik & döttrar
Update: Price tag for “Knäbäckshusen” (shown first in this post) is $775 000 – or best offer. “Lilla Beddinge” is starting at approx. $415 000 .