We are starting the week off with this 1960s Jesper Lund-designed modernist property in Hillerod, Denmark. I’m not sure we’ll better it either.
The work of Jesper Lund (for himself) back in 1969, this is wonderfully preserved property both inside and out. That’s obviously down to the owners, who have worked with the layout and architecture, restoring and maintaining the key features whilst updating the functionality so it still works for the modern-day family.
According to the agent, the house ‘appears as it did when it was built’, which is tribute to those current (and past) owners.
As for those features, there are too many to list. Some original, others perhaps added later, but very much of the original era. The ‘boxy’ nature of the architecture itself is the first think you will notice, which is fairly low key compared to the interior.
Indeed, once inside it’s hard to focus on just one thing. The wood ceilings, the beams, that amazing spiral staircase, the full height glazing, those wonderful Panton light fittings (lots of Panton here), the large kitchen diner opening out onto the balcony space, the brick flooring, the partition walls and of course, that amazing bathroom space. This is a retro-modern dream.
There’s around 178 sq. metres of living space and a plot of covering 1,3882 sq. metres in total. That opens with an entrance hall with guest toilet, with the hall leading into a large south-facing living room with fireplace, which is open to the southwest facing dining kitchen. As we mentioned above, you can also get access to the large balcony from here.
The kitchen is apparently the original (but restored) kitchen, which might surprise a lot of people. It surprised us.
The living room and kitchen are divided by the ‘sculptural’ staircase, which leads down to the hobby room / family room and a hallway to three bedrooms and the bathroom with tub and side sauna. From all the bedrooms, you get access to the surrounding terrace.
It looks like an equally stunning location too, with so much nature to take in from your balcony each morning.
If we have done the currency conversion correctly, this works out as being on the market for 3,995,000 Danish Krone, which is around £465,500.
Images and details courtesy of Ivan Eltoft Nielsen. For more details, images and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.
Huge thanks to Markman for the tip off.