Friday, 18 October 2013

Villa Gorthon - A villa in Helsingborg designed by Sigurd Lewerentz and Torsten Stubelius

In the first decades of the 20th century Helsingborg experienced an economic boom, largely because of the thriving shipping business. Many of the large family villas along the coastal part of the Drottninggatan street and its continuation Sofierovägen were built at that time.

One of the most interesting villas is Villa Gorthon (originally Villa Ramén), built in 1915. The villa is designed by the important early modernist Sigurd Lewerentz (together with architect Torsten Stubelius), who above all is famous for his Chapel of Resurrection at the Skogskyrkogården cemetery in Stockholm.

Villa Gorthon was in 1989 converted for use by several families. At the time a basement floor was added.

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