A Careful Renovation Brings a 19th-Century Flat in Gothenburg Back to Life

A Careful Renovation Brings a 19th-Century Flat in Gothenburg Back to Life

By Amanda Dameron / Photos by Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer
A 19th-century apartment in Gothenburg, Sweden, is reborn.

When creative director Martin Ringqvist and his wife, My, a teacher, moved back to Sweden after a year in Los Angeles, they wanted an authentic, warm space to live in with their two children. After much deliberation and house hunting, they found what they needed in a four-bedroom flat in Gothenburg’s downtown neighborhood of Vasastan, where many of the buildings date from the 18th and 19th centuries. 

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