Take your extended family or friends to Denmark! The ensemble of buildings in the Odsherred region in the north-west of Zealand offers plenty of space and special living experiences: the minimalist architecture of the Barn House stages space, light and views and is in dialogue with the traditional Farm House.
Architect and designer Leif Jørgensen and his wife, designer Mette Bache, have added an L-shaped building to an old farmhouse. The ensemble forms a classic three-sided farmyard with a chestnut tree in its centre. The Barn House is a modern interpretation of a barn. The building features a corrugated iron roof, brick walls that are whitewashed on the outside and finished with thin layer of clay plaster on the inside, concrete floors and wooden ceilings—and huge windows instead of large barn doors. These let in plenty of daylight and are positioned so that they offer perfectly framed views of the surrounding natural landscape and Sejerø Bay. The heart of the house is the living room, which opens up to the 6.5-metre high gable. With a fireplace, a kitchen hidden behind a half-height wall, a long dining table and a sitting area, the room is ideal for spending time together in good company. In addition, the gallery offers an area for retreat.
Unlike the outward-oriented Barn House, the old Farm House has a more intimate atmosphere. With its thatched roof, transom windows and much lower ceilings than the Barn House, it has a very homely feel. The old farmer’s house has been carefully modernised. In the living room, the wood-panelled walls and straight-lined wooden furniture establish a visual link to the Barn House.
Together, the two houses provide two living rooms and two kitchens, five double and two single bedrooms, an open loft with a double bed and three bathrooms.
What to do
The estate is situated between the Baltic Sea and the forest in a hilly landscape shaped by the ice age. The region, which has been declared a Global Geopark by UNESCO, offers many opportunities for outdoor activities: hiking, cycling, water sports (the beach is about 1 km away), fishing, bird watching. Copenhagen is about an hour away by car.
Why we like this house
The cool Barn House wonderfully complements the hyggelig, a Danish term for cosy and convivial, Farm House. In the central living area, the space alone is an experience; the icing on the cake is the views of the Baltic Sea—especially at sunset!
This house is great for
Holidays with the (extended) family, with two families or with friends. The Barn house and the Farm house are available to rent for photo shoots, workshops etc.
|Region/Town||DK – Denmark, Zealand, Odsherred, Høve|
|Name||Barn and Farm House|
|Scenery||Surrounded by fields and forests in the middle of a Unesco area|
|Number of guests||Max. 14 in two houses with 5 double rooms, 2 single rooms and an open loft with a double bed.|
|Design||Leif Jørgensen, Dragør, DK|
|Published||BoBedre April 2020|
|Special Features||Many of the furniture in the houses were designed by the architect himself and can be purchased via his website.|
|Architecture||Old & new|
|Criteria||1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), 1-6 (house/apartment), 1-8 (house/apartment), 8+ (house/apartment), Beach, Family, Garden, Loft, Meeting, Sea|
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