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Wonderful idyllic lakefront home in Dalarna
This delightful lakefront property has an area of 1195 m2 with big, beautiful birch trees, a flagpole, a private lake shore strip and jetty, a well-constructed wooden house, a guest house, a traditional “härbre” cottage and a garage, and is located only 15 km southwest of Leksand, on Lake Djursjön in Skålhol, one of the typical villages in the Skeberg area, dating back to the 16th century.
This lovely red-coloured wooden split-level house with white-painted corners, is located right on the lake shore. It has a living area of 85 m2 and auxiliary area of 50 m2, as well as a panoramic terrace and a view of the lake. The living room, which is open up to the roof ridge, gives you the feeling of being in a much larger house.
The interior features are made of wood, in light Scandinavian style. The transom and mullioned windows, wall and ceiling panels, pine floors and stairway combine to create a home with a soft and warm sense of harmony that goes perfectly with the fantastic flow of natural light and the intelligent layout.
The attractive entrance area has a lavatory and room to hang outdoor clothing. The foyer opens on the kitchen and living room with its beautiful pine floor, ceiling and wall panels and a centrally located fireplace and heating stove that not only provides heat, but also creates abundant cosiness.
There is a wonderful lake view throughout the house, as well as direct access to the wooden terrace that extends along the entire facade, both facing the lake and around the corner up to the main entrance, as well as the separate entrance to a little storage area.
The living room has access to two bedrooms, as well as a bathroom with a washing machine, shower and sauna. There is a stylish pine stairway here that leads up to a charming loft with a little family room and two useful attic storage areas.
The cellar level has a separate entrance directly from the garden, and mainly houses the distribution box, a pressure vessel (84-metre deep well) and other equipment.
The house, which was built between 1993 and 1995, has been very well maintained and is in excellent condition, both as to its interior and exterior. It also has central ventilation and central vacuum systems.
The property also includes an enchanting wood-frame guest house with an area of 32 m2 and an adorable little porch. Built between 2003 and 2005, everything about this house exudes superior quality, sustainability and local craftsmanship.
The country atmosphere combines with the tasteful choice of Scandinavian design with its light-coloured wooden features throughout, as well as pine floors and a pleasant layout.
The lower level has a family room with a wonderful view of the lake and closeness to water. In addition, there are exposed ceiling beams, a small, well-functioning kitchenette and a door to the adjacent office.
A well-made, specially designed pine stairway leads up to the upper floor with its two bedrooms with their floor and ceiling panels, and a cosy sloping roof.
A Nivell ventilation system and a central vacuum system have been installed.
Right at the driveway entering the property, next to the wooden fence, there is a charming “härbre” cottage house, built in 1876, in authentic Dalarna Romantic style, with beautiful wooden flooring doors and transom and mullioned windows throughout, as well as well-preserved original details.
The lower level has a little family room with a small kitchenette, and a stairway to the loft with its bedroom.
Behind the cottage, you’ll find the garage, which is currently used mostly as storage space.
There were most likely spring and summer hillside grazing villages in Skeberg as early at the 16th and 17th centuries, and the area was also known for its very productive scythe factory (1884-1942).
As early as 1900, the Skeberg area began to develop as a major destination for tourists, and fairly soon, tourists also began purchasing summer cottages in the village.
As time went on, many artists and musicians fell in love with the villages of Skeberg. These included Johan Nordling, Sven-Olov Sandberg, Thor Modéen, Ulla Billqvist and Nils Perne. Ingrid Bergman also visited this village.
Historic Skeberg is also the site of many kinds of activities, both in winter and summer. The wonderful natural surroundings offer unique opportunities for exercise and recreation.
Every year, the Skibbârg Run is held, and attracts runners and other participants of all ages.
Lake Djursjön is part of the main drainage basin of the River Dalaälven, and has an area of 4.67 square kilometres, and offers fine perch, roach, whitefish and vendace fishing.
Only 20 minutes away by car, you’ll find Lake Siljan, the Gem of Dalarna, with its sandy beaches and marina, as well as the centre of Leksand, which offers fine dining, shops and cafés. In addition, there are great ski areas close by.
This property is excellent both as a holiday home and as a year-round residence.
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