This Scandinavian Real Estate Site has Convinced Me That I Need to Move to Stockholm

This Scandinavian Real Estate Site has Convinced Me That I Need to Move to Stockholm

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Nancy Mitchell
Sep 7, 2017
(Image credit: Nooks)

I don't know how Scandinavia became the design capital of the world, but it is, and for proof of this one need only peruse their real estate listings. I've looked at a lot of real estate listings in New York, and most of them are drab affairs, apartments that are completely empty, or else staged with estate-sale reject furniture. Every Scandinavian real estate listing, on the other hand, looks like a design blogger lives there.

And that's not even taking into account the apartments themselves — beautiful, soaring spaces with huge windows, intricate moldings, gorgeous wood floors, and the most delicious kitchens. While browsing Swedish real estate site Nooks, I was convinced that the whole New York thing is a mistake, and I need to move to Stockholm immediately. After you see these apartments, you may be too.

(Image credit: Nooks)
(Image credit: Nooks)
(Image credit: Nooks)
(Image credit: Nooks)

This place has built-in bookcases and beautiful tall ceilings — cozy but bright. And that kitchen! Who could've imagined that sea-foam and gold together would look so good?

(Image credit: Nooks)
(Image credit: Nooks)
(Image credit: Nooks)
(Image credit: Nooks)

Light floors, tall ceilings and bright white walls give this apartment a particularly airy aspect: the space is furnished very minimally and the furniture that is there almost seems to float.

(Image credit: Nooks)
(Image credit: Nooks)
(Image credit: Nooks)
(Image credit: Nooks)

This apartment has it all: tall ceilings, enormous windows with views overlooking the city, and a little balcony for eating outdoors when the weather permits. Plus, there's a little windowed nook in the bedroom that's just big enough for a sofa — perfect for curling up with a book on a cold winter day.

(Image credit: Nooks)
(Image credit: Nooks)
(Image credit: Nooks)
(Image credit: Nooks)

And finally there's this dreamy space, with a gorgeous marble kitchen and a tiled stove painted a particularly dreamy shade of Tiffany blue. I imagine that having a beautiful, open living room like that could make even the dreariest Scandinavian winter manageable.

Re-edited from a post originally published 8.23.2016 - TW

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