Property of the week: a villa by Swedish architect Bruno Mathsson

This home is a slice of Functionalist history

Bruno Mathsson is best known for his furniture designs, but the pioneering Swede also created 30 houses in his native country – one of which has come on the market in his hometown.

The three-bedroom property in Värnamo, built in 1955, retains many of its original features including original mosaic flooring, and wood-panelled ceilings.

At just 125 sq m, the villa is on the small side. But the Functionalist designer and architect meticulously planned the flow of the house to eradicate wasted space.

Floor-to-ceiling windows and extra-high ceilings in the living room – which overlooks the manicured garden – maximise the feeling of volume. Elsewhere, hidden custom-cabinetry helps the small bedrooms stay clutter free.

Villa by Swedish architect Bruno Mathsson
Credit: Svensk Fastighetsförmedling

The single-storey villa was last given a refresh in the 1980s, so it will need some work to bring it up to date. But as a ‘fixer-upper’ and a piece of design history, it’s a steal.

It’s on the market for 1,995,000 SEK via Svensk Fastighetsförmedling.

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