This Affordable Swedish Barn Conversion Is the Ultimate Retirement Home

Now that's what I call an open floor plan

May 14, 2018 9:00 am

Today in European farmhouses we wouldn’t mind retiring in:

An expertly converted two-barn farmhouse at the southern tip of Sweden.

The property — though priced to move at just $693K — spared few expenses in achieving its intelligent, open-aired and spartan floor plan. The triumphant 22-foot atrium mixes wooden beams with a white-stone fireplace and chimney, while a sauna, private upstairs bed and bath, and writer’s attic await in the wings.

swedish barn (5 images)

Limestone floors lead out to a deck, pool and garden, and there’s even more going on down the road. Located in the municipality of Tomelilla, the barn is (of course) just miles from a 17th-century castle, a local chocolate factory and beautiful beaches. Not to mention an hour-and-change train ride from Copenhagen, which sits west just across the Øresund Strait.

Which means that with an inspired farmhouse as your home base, pretty much all of Europe is at your fingertips. And if that’s not living out your best life, we don’t know what is.

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