This one-bedroom apartment in Gothenburg, Sweden, neighbored by a park and the city’s botanical garden, combines turn-of-the-century charm and contemporary design. The 610-square-foot home was discovered by Freshome on real estate broker Alvhem‘s website.

With access to an inner courtyard, the apartment provides opportunities for relaxation in the heart of the city. Outdoor furniture, a barbecue grill, trees, plants and birds transform it into an urban oasis.

The entryway unveils two pleasant surprises: brick walls and a welcoming bench. In the open living and dining area, three large windows facing the courtyard bring natural light inside. Black-stained hardwood floors contrast with the white walls and create a neutral background for the colorful furnishings and decor.

The kitchen offers minimalist open shelving and a small table next to a window. On the other side of the kitchen is the bedroom, which features serene blue and white tones. A modern bath with a curbless shower continues the black-and-white theme.