Located in the beautiful city of Carmel-by-the-Sea California this cozy home was originally a Mid-Century era structure that was in need of a breezy contemporary update. But Studio Schicketanz not only altered the interior of the aging structure but also gave it an entirely new context by turning it into the very first LEED-certified home in the neighborhood.
Beautifully appointed with sumptuous fixtures and quaint detailing Hellerup Manor House meshes both a traditional and midcentury modern aesthetic; it is on the one hand cozy and homely on the other light and airy. Furnishings and fittings set against varied backdrops placed in nooks and crannies or under eaves imbue the home with emotion personality and presence.
Restoring and maintaining the house Knud Erik had the walls rendered using lime in the original white colour. Its window frames (there are 104 windows) were sanded and painted and the original exterior doors were taken apart then returned to their former state.
Large glass doors with metal frames connect the living area kitchen and dining space with the lavish deck outside while providing unabated views of the distant landscape. The interior combines modern décor with a serene beach style offering the best of both worlds.
While the color scheme of the backdrop is largely white additions such as the black accent wall in the family room plush rugs colorful couches and décor breathe life into the setting. The focus here is on loads of natural light and a breezy ambiance that seems like an extension of the world outside.
A clever mix of modern furnishings with vintage finds reclaimed and restored pieces and vintage delights adds another layer of intrigue to this fascinating holiday home. Complete with five different bedrooms that offer diverse themes and décor that complements these respective themes there is plenty of space for guests and friends here!
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.