We absolutely adore homes where ingenious designers and architects come together to not only revamp and rejuvenate an old and dreary interior but also end up creating an entirely unique and exciting new design style.
Bringing together the past and the present in a wonderful alchemy of styles and eras seems to be the favored path in the case of most home renovations in recent times. The idea of adaptive reuse of an existing structure instead of completely dismantling it and starting afresh has caught on both because of its economic and aesthetic sense. Located in the suburb of just a few miles from the heart of this fabulous home epitomizes the approach of blending the modern with the classic.
Moreover Knud Erik’s home is a truly resplendent dwelling place the embodiment of a man who places great value on his company’s legacy and Denmark’s enviable design heritage. It is doubtless a captivating homey and much-loved place of residence.
In today’s modern and news-savvy world brand Russia is in a downward spiral. Yet despite its non-egalitarian standpoint on many issues Russia has often maintained an open-minded outlook on its varied architecture: from contemporary homes to brutalist facades and imposing palaces to the tightly-packed Khrushchyovka (originally well-intentioned these mass standardized housing projects were erected to deal with housing shortages and overcrowded cities in what was the former Soviet Union).
There is nothing more alluring than the idea of a home with a dynamic façade that changes its form and completely alters its aura at the mere press of a button. Operable windows wooden slats and other smart ventilation systems often achieve this with ease as they blend functionality with captivating aesthetics.
Features such as parquet flooring moldings and mirrors still leave much of the original flavor intact while the new roof deck neutral color palette contemporary décor and an open floor plan bring in the much needed excitement and class. Spread across five different floors the existing partitions between various rooms on each floor were removed to shape a breezier interior filled with natural light.
In addition there are works by Kaare Klint Mogens Koch Mogens Lassen Fritz Henningsen and Ole Wancher among others. Adding to the home’s charm and appeal Knud Erik has also mixed in antiques alongside treasured mementoes that he collected during several years spent in South Africa and Asia.