One of the smart features of the spacious home is the unique TV room that is separated from the living area using wooden slats. This not only offers better acoustics for the room but ensures the homeowners spend as little time in front of the TV as possible by delineating the space from the larger family room.
Instead of using wood for its exterior structure (which is often the norm in the region) LAB606 opted for concrete blocks that offered proper insulation while cutting down the costs drastically. It is this smart use of concrete along with metallic window frames shutters and doors that gave the residence its final shape.
Known as Hellerup Manor House this large L-shaped heritage-listed dwelling has been home to Knud Erik Hansen and his family since 2002 (although records on Hellerup Manor House date as far back as 1419).
A new kitchen living area and dining space on the lower level are connected with the pool area using large sliding glass doors bringing in a flood of natural light. The color scheme is kept largely neutral to let the vast and tasteful art collection of the homeowner shine through in various rooms of the house.
Warm and inviting by Dotter Solfjeld Architecture adopts a similar style as its central courtyard defines the overall contours of the house and gives it a relaxing modern appeal. The lovely use of wood adds elegance to its street façade even as a small garden welcomes you at this beautiful California residence.
The double-height dining room becomes the focal point of the new social zone in this home as it stretches out into the outdoor deck consisting of a cozy lounge and barbecue spot.
The central garden of the house is its main social area and it’s flanked by the main living zone on one side and a home office and recreational wing on the other. Fold-away doors on both sides turn the living space into a passage between the front yard and the central garden!