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Falu-red colour

Falu red – a color we love ❤️ & it’s never as current as during the summer with all the red cottages suddenly in focus. The Sweden we know today has a lot to thank Falu Mines for. Copper was mined there for over a thousand years before the mine closed. That’s where Falu Red color was born, the color that’s become a hallmark for Sweden.

The history of the red color begins in the 16th century when the Swedish king wanted the roof of his castle to be made of copper, as in the really large castles in Europe. But copper for an entire castle roof was too expensive, so the solution was to dye the roof with red paint made from pigments from Falu Mine – which almost looked like copper.

In the early 18th century, the red color continued to be very exclusive, having a red-painted house was a status symbol. It was therefore common for the side of the house facing the road to be painted red, so the houses along the entire main street were red, while the alleys & walls towards the courtyards were left colourless.

There’s no other country where the color of a house ties the population together as this red color ties Sweden & Swedes together. Most people here has a relationship with some kind of red cabin today, centuries later.

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Villa Italienborg

Villa Italienborg is a house in Mölle, in the municipality of Höganäs / Sweden. It was built in 1909-10 in an imaginative Italian style. The facade is lined with white & red eternite tiles in a checkered pattern.

The house was built by a scrap dealer, who quickly sold it to a tailor, whose family came to own the villa throughout the 20th century.

Occasionally, room leasing & cafes were conducted in the house. The house was renovated during the year 2005 with the replacement of damaged timber as well as installation of sheet metal over sills to prevent water ingress.

Villa Italienborg building heritage was declared by the County of Skåne on March 8, 2002.

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Backyard

A small house with a small backyard – small, yes, but just perfect for a simple & uncomplicated outdoor life.

Credit: thedesignfiles

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Malaga

A beautiful building with amazing architecture details, in Malaga city, Spain 🇪🇸

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House modules

House modules, small compact yet spacious enough for comfortable living, have become very popular alternatives. Can you then find a green & lush location, well, then there is not much more to be desired, right?

Credit: boligliv_dk

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