Spotted by Freshome on real estate broker Alvhem‘s website, this two-story duplex in Gothenburg, Sweden, features a delightful terrace. Blending refinement and functionality, the 668-square-foot home accommodates living areas on the main floor and a cozy loft bedroom on the upper level.

Whitewashed walls and floors painted a light gray ensure a spacious feel. A custom-built stairway, made of laminated wood beams, takes up surprisingly little space.

A traditional chimney with downlights serves as a sculptural element dividing the living and dining areas. The apartment is flooded in natural light from a bay window in the living room and a skylight on the second floor.

Clever built-in shelving adds both form and function at the top of the stairs. The spacious kitchen leads to the terrace, offering majestic views of the colorful Scandinavian city.