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Danish modernism: 1950s Jorn Utzon-designed modernist property in Helsingor, Denmark

Danish modernism: 1950s Jorn Utzon-designed modernist property in Helsingor, Denmark
Danish modernism: 1950s Jorn Utzon-designed modernist property in Helsingor, Denmark

This is a very interesting place. Of course, it also has an impressive name behind it too, as this is a 1950s Jorn Utzon-designed modernist property in Helsingor, Denmark.

Danish modernism: 1950s Jorn Utzon-designed modernist property in Helsingor, Denmark
Danish modernism: 1950s Jorn Utzon-designed modernist property in Helsingor, Denmark

Nice bit of history about the house as well. This is one of the Kingo houses designed by Jorn Utzon in the 1950s. This was a development consisting of 63 L-shaped houses based upon the design of traditional Danish farmhouses with central courtyards.

Danish modernism: 1950s Jorn Utzon-designed modernist property in Helsingor, Denmark
Danish modernism: 1950s Jorn Utzon-designed modernist property in Helsingor, Denmark

Originally the design was for a Swedish architectural competition in the early 1950s, but as it went unused, the mayor of Helsingor picked up on it and the development became reality.

Danish modernism: 1950s Jorn Utzon-designed modernist property in Helsingor, Denmark
Danish modernism: 1950s Jorn Utzon-designed modernist property in Helsingor, Denmark

A lot of time has passed since the houses were constructed, but from what we can see, little has changed here. perhaps that was helped by listed status back in the 1980s.

Danish modernism: 1950s Jorn Utzon-designed modernist property in Helsingor, Denmark
Danish modernism: 1950s Jorn Utzon-designed modernist property in Helsingor, Denmark

That does mean the added bonus of some Scandinavian midcentury style, not least with the large windows and open living space. Throw in some classic interior pieces and this is Scandi heaven, alongside plenty of like-minded souls you would assume.

Danish modernism: 1950s Jorn Utzon-designed modernist property in Helsingor, Denmark
Danish modernism: 1950s Jorn Utzon-designed modernist property in Helsingor, Denmark

According to the agent, this place has a great spot at the end of road, not far from a ‘cozy’ wooded area and offers three bedrooms, a living room / dining room space which looks out into the courtyard area, a bathroom, kitchen, utility and two integrated storage rooms, which has changed as this was once the garage.

Danish modernism: 1950s Jorn Utzon-designed modernist property in Helsingor, Denmark
Danish modernism: 1950s Jorn Utzon-designed modernist property in Helsingor, Denmark

If our translation and our maths is correct, this is on the market for the equivalent of £282,862. That’s the cheapest Jorn Utzon design we have ever encountered.

Danish modernism: 1950s Jorn Utzon-designed modernist property in Helsingor, Denmark
Danish modernism: 1950s Jorn Utzon-designed modernist property in Helsingor, Denmark

Images and details courtesy of Dan Bolig. For more details, images and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

Thanks to Mark for the tip off!

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