Located on a bluff overlooking Lake Mälaren, and commanding a magnificent view, is the amazingly inspiring wooden palace known as Breidablick (Sw. Vista). From its highest point, the rooftop veranda, you’ll enjoy an enchanting view of Drottningholm Palace, the massive lake, and surroundings. The house is set amidst natural beauty, with woods almost to the edge of the house itself, and total privacy. The silence and serenity is complete, with the exception of an occasional steamboat passing. On the horizon, you can make out the Stockholm skyline, so close, and yet so far. Breidablick is located in the country, and yet in some way, in the city, on the beautiful Drottningholm on Lovön Island. A combination of a year-round home and a summer house, this home is surrounded by greenery, and is reminiscent of an oasis. Breidablick is part of Drottningholm 1:1 and there is a lease between the Palace Administration and Breidablick. Breidablick was built in 1880 on land leased from the King of Sweden at that time, Oscar II. There are historical documents and letters from that period that have created a legend about this wooden palace. The property, which is within walking distance to Drottningholm Palace, measures about 10,000 m2, and includes forested land and shorelines. Breidablick was designed by Magnus Isæus, a popular architect of the late 19th century. Breidablick is inspired by various styles, especially the Gustavian, with touches of Empire style. In addition, the property has gingerbread carpentry. In the interior, especially, there are a great many beautiful examples of ornate woodworking amongst the Rörstrand tiled stoves. The property has undergone a meticulous renovation in which the Palace Architect was involved in the restoration of the building to its former glory, and the expansion of the entrance area. Everything, indoors and out, is in harmony, and reflects the same architectural and interior design principles. This creates a wonderful feeling when entering this home. The entrance is through a classic front porch. A large hall leads into the house. Inside, you’ll find the magnificent octagonal drawing room with a ceiling height of almost four metres. You enter the dining room through sliding doors, to enjoy an outstanding view of the water. Adjacent to the dining room is a serving area and kitchen. The ground floor also includes the former studio, which is now a TV room. From the studio, a spiral staircase leads up to two guest rooms. These two rooms also have a separate entrance through stairs on the outside of the house. From the hall, a large, wide stairway leads to the upper floor. Directly above the drawing room, is a library with the same dimensions. Permanently attached bookcases stand on either side of the four large rounded windows. The upper floor has three bedrooms, two of which have tiled stoves. The large bedroom has balconies facing two directions. The upper floor also has a marble-covered shower room and two lavatories. The upper floor is the point of origin for an indoor climb on a winding stairway up to the turret with its ceiling veranda. Beside the dizzying panoramic view, this veranda offers enough room for a large group of people. The cellar of the house includes a boiler and machine room with geothermal heat, a laundry room, carpentry room, as well as a number of storage spaces. In addition, there is a separate apartment with a shower and lavatory, as well as a private entrance. There is also access to a cool cellar area perfect for storing wine. The property is classified as a waterfront lot. The area closest to the house consists of well-tended lawns and patios. The rest of the property is forested or left in a natural state. There is a gate that opens the access to Breidablick. There is also a gravel-covered area providing parking for 3-4 cars. An enchanting storybook home on Lovö Island, the site of Drottningholm Palace.