Own a Private Swedish Island With Charming Seaside Cabins For $1.4M

Own a Private Swedish Island With Charming Seaside Cabins For $1.4M

By Lucy Wang
This slice of paradise with contemporary cabins is the epitome of Swedish lagom.

On the Söderhamn archipelago, a private island with a cluster of cozy cabins is on the the market for roughly $1.4 million. Named Gåsharsskäret, the 0.27-acre island is perfectly located in an inlet just 328 feet from the mainland—close enough for city conveniences without sacrificing privacy and tranquility.

Located 328 feet from the mainland and 2.5 hours from Stockholm, Gåsharsskäret and its five buildings provide the bones for an ideal weekend getaway with family and friends.

Indoor/outdoor living is emphasized with wraparound decks, covered patios, and large windows throughout the property.

The island’s five recently constructed contemporary cabins are positioned for uninterrupted sea views. The dwellings include a 829-square-foot main house, a 323-square-foot detached guest house, a 129-square-foot "beach house" with bunk rooms, a 775-square-foot studio with soaring 16.5-foot-tall ceilings, as well as a 129-square-foot wood-fired sauna. Also on-site is a wood-burning outdoor hot tub and a clearing that can serve as a helicopter landing pad.

The main building faces west for views of the horizon and the setting sun.

The main building’s entrance hall with limestone flooring opens up to a dining room that’s connected to outdoor patios on either side. Subfloor heating is installed throughout. A double-sided fireplace (not pictured) provides supplemental heating.

In the main house, a view from the kitchen to the dining room and the living room beyond. The bedroom is located north of the living room.

Six bedrooms are spread out across four of the buildings, which are all wrapped in red-painted wood siding punctuated by large windows. Wraparound timber decks expand the living space to the outdoors.

The 323-square-foot guest house is located behind the main house and contains two bedrooms, a fully tiled bathroom with ceramic tile floors, subfloor heating, laundry facilities, and a Cinderella incineration toilet.

Off to the side of the main house is a compact beach house with two bunk rooms and a wooden deck.

The interiors are minimalist; a light-toned material palette keeps the focus on the archipelago landscape, which is defined by sea views, flat rock cliffs, sandy beaches, and open meadows.

The living room opens up to an outdoor patio with west-facing views of the horizon.

"The property also includes an easement for a boat berth on the mainland," according to Sotheby’s International Realty. "There is an additional easement regarding land on the island, in favor of the property owner, which gives the purchaser ownership of the entire island."

On the southwest side of the island are the studio and the wood-fired sauna. Both buildings face uninterrupted views of the sea.

A 3,230-square-foot wooden deck wraps around the studio and the sauna.

The studio includes a central wood-burning stove, a fully equipped kitchen, and a loft bedroom with a double bed.

The view from the loft bedroom in the studio.

The studio's wraparound deck can be accessed from all sides of the building.

A peek inside the 129-square-foot wood-burning sauna. The building also includes a bathroom with a Cinderella incineration toilet and a mechanical room with a desalination system.

Raised Japanese duckboard walkways connect the buildings—and they light up at night.

The property includes several piers, one of which faces the mainland.

Building construction spanned 11 years until completion in 2015.

Gåsharsskäret, Other Stockholm, Stockholm, 826 77 Sweden is now being listed by Sotheby's International Realty for 13,900,000 Swedish Krona. See the full listing here.

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