|The guest house.|
|One of many sheds filled with machines and tools.|
|The veranda... I see potential here.|
|My brother's cottage and just 50 meters up this road is our summer house. :)|
You see, my brother and I took over our late grand father's brother's home in 2001. A paradise situated in the archipelago only an hour and half from Stockholm city and with 2 minutes walk down to our own little bay. Many summers and vacations have been spent here in pure bliss and joy. I even lived there for a short period of time, in transit between living in the US and Mallorca, Spain.
Since 2001 the family has grown, not just my own but my brothers' families as well and we have been waiting for someone to sell close by... We've been waiting for the opportunity to add another property to our family paradise. And last year it happened.
Our good friends Rossario and Renée decided to sell their cottage after some health issues and reaching their 70's. With no children to take over, we gave them an offer and the deal was done. They have treasured their little cottage like it was their baby for over 40 years and we are delighted to take over.
The cottage is small but we have plans on expanding it. If we can we will make it double the size. It is only 50 m from my brother's house down the road and the garden is spacious with mushroom filled woods in the back...
The house comes with everything, even a set of garden work clothes are left on the veranda. And yes, there is a veranda!!! Happy me. I see potential here. Hopefully we can close it in and make it a proper veranda, and I can enjoy hours of lazy crochet, solitary card games and reading crime novels on rainy summer days. It will be great to go back and see the house again. Our savings account might be emptied but where did the money go I sometimes wonder. This weekend I think it will all sink in for real. Our savings are not gone, only invested in our very own Swedish cottage. And we might just paint it red... Maybe.I haven't decided yet.
PS 1: All pictures were taken last fall in November when we got the key...
PS 2: I'll show you the inside some other time.