Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Petite Retreat


Just a 25 minute drive away from their home in Holbaek, the 39 square metre 1960s cottage of Lone Backs and Nels Rasmussen feels worlds away from daily life in town — this tiny space is an oasis of peace and tranquility for them. When they purchased it ten years ago, though, it was a rather gloomy box of a house, thanks to walls covered in dark wood paneling and tiny windows. So they pulled off the paneling (and discovered a boarded chimney in the process, where they now have their stove), plastered and painted everything white, added a large new window and built two terraces — the northeast one is where the family eats breakfast, and the southern one acts as an extra room in the summer (it's also an outdoor kitchen). Bamboo furniture left behind by the previous owner has been updated with new cushions, while flea market finds (or, in the case of the dining room table, found discarded on a construction site) furnish their tiny space, supplemented with plenty of pillows and blankets for a relaxed and cosy atmosphere. And a small triangular guesthouse in the backyard, part of the house's original annex, is a perfect retreat for guests. With its easy access to the beach and quiet surroundings, it's easy to see why Lone and Nels eagerly look forward to spending as much time as possible in their charming small beachside home. More here on Bolig Magasinet.

(photography by tia borgsmidt)

1 comment :

Alice Olive said...

I love this - thanks for sharing!

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