It’s not just architects and interior designers who like to showcase homes in their portfolio. Photographer Bruno Basic, for instance, was so taken with a home he shot in 2011 that he sent it over for features in several online magazines. The home has a loft-like structure, with a little something to catch your eye in every room. It’s the neutrals and the immaculate walls, combined with wood textures and colors in the open plan kitchen-cum-day-area. It’s the banister-less floating staircase in exposed marble as one goes up to the upstairs floor. It’s the brightly neon colored doors upstairs, in the lounge. It’s the superb, pristine bathroom in the master suite, as well as the impressive contemporary fresco hung by the stairs. Last but definitely not least, it’s the skylight shining down right above the stairs.
For a more immersive experience into the true character of this home, let us turn to the photographer’s words, and imagine we are actually setting foot into this gem of a Swedish home. “What I saw at the driveway to the house I noticed that this house was a little different than regular houses that I see around me. This was more square and appeared to be incredibly well designed. I had never been in contact or met the owner of the house and honestly, I thought it lived a young design-interested couple there. But I was wrong. The house was owned by a middle-aged businessman who had exquisite taste for design. He had designed the house himself and was very proud of it. The house has magnificent view over the city of Kalmar and the sea that surrounds it. Everything in the house was exclusive and the materials came from local producers,” Bruno Basic says, and we are all the more impressed, for here is a home that is not only gorgeous in design, but also supportive of local business.