Take your pick between modernism and brutalism, but we’ve gone for the 1970s Leonie Geisendorf-designed Villa Delin brutalist property in Djursholm, Sweden as our description.
It’s a stunning place, not only for the architecture, but for the location. Found in one of the area’s most sought after postcodes and described by the agent as a part of Sweden’s architectural history, the house was built in 1970s, the work of Leonie (Lola) Geisendorf, who studied under Le Corbusier.
The outside is all austere concrete and glazing, which is in stark contrast to the much softer Scandinavian feel of the inside. It’s a contrast that works well. Talking of working well also brings us to the balconies and glazing, which take advantage of that the wonderful coastal location. A dream home in a dream location.
As we said, go beyond the exterior ‘concrete villa’ and you’ll find a house that’s all light and space within, thanks in part to the clean walls, open living areas and double height ceilings. Modernised obviously, but not to the point of adversely affecting the design.
As for the space, there is an ‘airy’ living room with fireplace, large glass windows and high ceilings, along with a dining room, kitchen, guest toilet, office and laundry on the ground floor.
Head up the feature staircase and you’ll find a further living room, master bedroom with en suite bathroom and fireplace plus three additional bedrooms and a shower room.
The garden was apparently designed by ‘Sweden’s foremost landscape architect’ Ulf Nordfjell and is described as a ‘park-like oasis’ with greenery, trees, an orangery, several terraces and patios plus low concrete walls.
Fancy living here? Well, if you do you’ll need 29,000,000 kr, which works out at around £2,236,369.
Images and details courtesy of the Per Jansson estate agents. For more images, details and enquiries, please visit the website http://www.perjansson.se/till-salu/djursholm-strandvagen-43/.