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.
Even in the kids’ room it is only décor and toys that bring in pops of bright color to an otherwise neutral backdrop and this theme continues into the master bedroom and bathrooms as well.
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.
A warm earthen color palette is used to ensure that the interior seems like an extension of the outdoors while complementing the wooden surfaces perfectly. The living area contains a snug living space with reading nooks and a fabulous kitchen and dining area with stunning ocean views that open up towards the wooden deck outdoors.
In order to reach the entrance residents and visitors cross a bridge that traverses a moat surrounding the residence. Reconstructed on various occasions the present building’s oldest section dates from the baroque architectural period in 1670.
Cedar and weathering steel shape both the exterior and the interior of the home and offer a wonderful textural alchemy while complementing the air of modernity indoors. Spread across two different levels the house offers a relaxed setting where the landscape becomes a part of the narrative in an organic fashion.
Large glass doors and windows on the lower level connect the large open plan living area with the landscape outside even as the wooden deck and pool area become an extension of the interior. A lovely bookcase adds color to the cultured living room where décor and accessories are kept to a bare minimum.