This article was published in Expressen 29 november 2005.
This is Björn Ulvaeus' new paradise. On the island Viggsö in the Stockholm archipelago he has just bought a house for 6,7 million kronor.
- It's a nice summerhouse, but not a luxurious one, says Björn's wife Lena Ulvaues.
West of Grinda, a 20 minute boat ride from Vaxholm, Viggsö is located. Here Björn already owns a house he bought in the 70's. Now his paradise has become bigger. Recently he and his wife, Lena, 55, bought the house next door from Stikkan Anderson's son Lasse Anderson for 6,7 million kronor. That included 5.900 square metres of land to add to the 8.460 they already own on the island.
ONLY A FEW METRES FROM THE SEA
The house built in the 1930's is located just a few metres from the sea and has a large landing stage, boat house and a shed. The house has three bedrooms, one study and a large kitchen. Björn and Lena will be able to enjoy the summer sun from two balconies and a big terrass overlooking Grindafjärden.
- It used to be a fishermans house which now has been rebuilt. It's a nice summerhouse, but not a luxurious one, says Lena Ulvaeus to Expressen.
The couple has bought the house to be able to spend time there with their family; the children Emma, 23, Anna, 19, Linda, 32, Christian, 28 and their granddaughter Tilda, 4, who is Linda's daughter.
"THE SILENCE IS VERY PEACEFULL"
- We like spending time in the archipelago. The silence is very peacefull. And it's nice now when we are getting older to sit there and read and do crosswords, says Lena Ulvaeus.
- Yes, Viggsö is very important to Björn. It was there he and Benny wrote alot of ABBA's early hits in a small guest house, Lena tells us.
JAKOB LARSSON, EXPRESSEN