Even the kitchen workstation and island reflect this sense of minimalism as they shun away any excess and blend into the background seamlessly. Shelves and cabinets seem to melt away into the backdrop even as the fabulous pendant lights above the dining table steal the spotlight!
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.
Creating a flowing social setting with ample natural light is the main aim here and from our vantage point we believe the architects have achieved this goal with flying colors…
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!
A new extension and a cheerful refurbishment of the interior was carried out by OB Architecture who played with the original elements of the structure and combined the home’s rich past with aesthetic modern elements. The central social zone of the revamped home is most obviously the gorgeous landscape that is visually connected with the kitchen and dining space indoors.
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.