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!
Glass walls windows and a new extension that contains the rejuvenating bathroom are crafted to bring in ample ventilation and connect the living zone and family area with the lush green landscape outdoors. The courtyard plays a pivotal role in shaping the overall ambiance of the villa as the outdoor dining room/hangout seems like a natural extension of the classy kitchen with pass-through windows.
The street façade of the large private residence still retains its original look and it is only on the inside that one uncovers a more contemporary backdrop. The lovely use of windows skylights and of course recessed and pendant lighting add to the glitter and warmth of the family house that seems like a relaxing holiday retreat.
Modernizing this outdated residence started with an addition of a new bedroom along with a renovation of the kitchen and the bathrooms. The revamped interior showcases an array of beautiful textures brought in by a curated use of brick wood glass and stone.
This clever balance of elements and sophistication continues indoors as well as a neutral color scheme dominated by white and gray shapes a serene yet refined backdrop. The living area kitchen and dining space sit on the lower level of the home while the top floor contains the private quarters.
That said those buildings from the old Russia are unique to its history and heritage their often modern and brutal abstraction emblematic of a fascinating architectural chapter that doubtless influences what we see today.
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).