The grassy slope in Humlebaek embraces this Seaside Sanctuary designed by the Henning Larsen Architects. This is located on a seaside town less than 20 miles north of Copenhagen. The owner Claus Moeller has delegated the modern architects to build a two-story dream home on a 5,404 square foot area which he calls as sanctuary.
The courtyard is enclosed and is protected from various elements which provide an excellent view of the Oresund strait as well as the Swedish island of Hven. The dream home is indeed fabulous at first glance and is constructed rich with good architectural elements that complement the Danish Riviera – the unofficial title of the former fishing village. Henning Larsen – the Copenhagen-based architecture – has pulled off yet another successful project.
The exteriors of the structure is constructed with brick and finished with a bright white stucco wash. The entire wall is clad with glass covering the rear side of the modern architecture. The installation of dual roof made the structure look like the joining of two residences. The entrance is composed of smooth rectangular slabs of granite with color that complements the entire architecture – gray-blue.
The focal point and the main key for the implementation of the house floor plans is the front door which leads to the modern steel and oak staircase that divides the contemporary house into two sections. Natural light is able to go into the home because of the floor to ceiling windows emphasizing the beauty of the rooms. The light reflects on the white plaster walls and Dinesen oak floors.
Both the living and dining areas feature the walls that are clad with abstract paintings demonstrating art in the interior design. It is like an art within an art where you can find some of the finest from Belgian artist – Pierre Alechinsky. Entertainment is the theme for the downstairs basement as it is filled with state of the art home theater system, fitness center, wine cellar, personalized Jacuzzi and the 82-foot lap pool. Both the Jacuzzi and pool are lined with local granite and lighted with skylights.
The owner wanted a home that demonstrates intricacy and the inspirational layout of this house definitely demonstrates what he wanted. The two-story and seven bedroom house is now a bachelor pad which stands out in a country that isn’t known for having a showy nature. This is a unique design for a tranquil retreat that can sooth one’s soul.
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Posted by JackieAzuela at 20 September, 2011