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House of the week: a Brutalist home by a Le Corbusier protégé in Sweden

To follow on from last week’s Brutalism special, we thought it fitting that our house of the week should be another concrete marvel, Villa Denin.

Built in the 1970s and sited in Djursholm – a sought-after suburb of Stockholm – this ‘slice of Swedish architectural history’ is the handiwork of Léonie (Lola) Geisendorf, a pupil of Le Corbusier.

The building’s rough and burly brutalist facade belies its warm and inviting interior. Double-height ceilings, wooden floors and large, open living areas are just a few of the perks of this four-bedroom home. It may have been modernised, but sensitively so.

Balconies and terraces stretch across the house, making the most of the views the ‘park-like’ garden – apparently designed by one of Sweden’s top landscape architects, Ulf Nordfjell – and the sea beyond.

The 2,228 sq ft home is on for £2.25M (on sale via Per Jansson), though a Kickstarter campaign has been launched to raise funds to buy Villa Delin and turn it a free museum. ‘This important piece of history is too important to solely be used by a single individual,’ the campaign page reads. With just two backers offering up a grand total of £4.25 so far, they’ve got some way to go.



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