Welcome to the house of Carl Larsson and his spouse!

That is a translation of what is written above the entrance to Carl and Karin Larsson’s beloved Lilla Hyttnäs in Sundborn, just outside Falun.

Karin’s father, Adolf Bergöö, gave Lilla Hyttnäs to Carl and Karin in 1888. The couple transformed the tiny timbered cottage, which was built in 1837, into one of the world’s best-known artist’s residences. Lilla Hyttnäs has remained in the Larsson family for generations and is now managed by the Carl och Karin Larsson Family association.

To experience the contrasts we suggest that you also pay a visit to Stora Hyttnäs on the other side of the river, a splendid 19th century residence, typical of the period, that gives the bold and charming interior design at Lilla Hyttnäs an added dimension.

So do not miss a stimulating visit to an artist’s home that still is both alive and personal. We promise that you will not be disappointed.

The texts concerning the different rooms are based on material from the book “Carl Larsson-gården, Ett Hem”, by Lena Rydin (1994).

Photos by Per Myrehed