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A piece of Stockholm history returns to its original charm and comfort.

Seven years ago my wife Sandra and I became the new owners of TansyHus.  As an architect, I wanted to return the home to the comfort, charm, and vision of its original owners.  Built in 1904, TansyHus was created as a place for gathering by John Lindgren, the village blacksmith.  He and his wife Hannah had three children and many grandchildren.  In 2009 the grandchildren shared their memories of the home and several photographs with us.  Check out the photos here.

The grandchildren related many stories about the house.  We learned that a grape arbor had been located on the down river side yard, yielding an abundance of Concord grapes each year.  Grandma Lindgren had peeled potatoes in what is now the downstairs bathroom.  Uncle Milton had used the second floor sleeping porch year round.  While the main purpose of the small concrete block shed adjacent to the parking lot was a one-car garage, a chicken coop and wood shed had also been housed in the building. 

Although the house lost a few original pieces in attempts to modernize through the years, most of the house remains.  The large window along with its distinctive stained glass transom still grace the parlor and welcome visitors to the front door.  The nine foot ceiling gives a spacious feeling to the entire first floor.  The second floor is much the same today as it was originally constructed.

We invite you and your family to enjoy this historical vacation rental home in Stockholm.  Fully furnished and recently remodeled, you may rent the home by the weekend, week, or month.  Call Sandra on her cell at 626-523-8910 or e-mail  

We’d love to see you,
John and Sandra