John Malyan puts an edge on Surrey suburbia with this 1950s modernist bungalow, using jaunty angles and geometric forms.
The local architect drew on Scandinavian influences to create this split-level Weybridge home, which he built for a Norwegian couple in 1959, a year after he co-founded his practice Broadway Malyan.
Bittebakken requires a lick of paint and some modernisation, but it has original interiors, including a double-height vaulted ceiling, glass walls, autumnal hues, and an abundance of dark wood. The 1.2-acre midcentury home sits in the private, gated community of St George’s Hill, best known for its golf club and mega-mansions, and is for sale via Savills for £2.5m.
Its church-like living room is on a raised level with pitched ceilings clad in varnished tongue and groove and rosewood flooring. A rectangular white form encloses a full-length chimney breast – the space’s focal point. Clerestory windows allow for views of the soaring ceiling that continues into the adjoining hallway while taking light into other parts of the house.
The five-bedroom Surrey property’s light-filled entrance hall has green-hued wooden accents, slate floor tiles and a glass wall.