A Coastal Summer Home in Denmark

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April 2, 2013
For his family’s summerhouse in North Zealand, Denmark, a resourceful architect goes full tilt with native wood and playful geometries. Read Full Article
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  After living on and studying a woodsy acre of land in North Zealand, Denmark, architect Jesper Brask cleared a stand of pine trees and, from the timber, built a getaway open to its surroundings. The house, which Brask shares with his wife, Lene, and sons, Kristian, Jens, and Niels, is used mainly in summer, when the weather is optimal for throwing open the glass doors.  Photo by: Karina Tengberg

    After living on and studying a woodsy acre of land in North Zealand, Denmark, architect Jesper Brask cleared a stand of pine trees and, from the timber, built a getaway open to its surroundings. The house, which Brask shares with his wife, Lene, and sons, Kristian, Jens, and Niels, is used mainly in summer, when the weather is optimal for throwing open the glass doors.

    Photo by: Karina Tengberg

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  Niels and Jens hang out in the dining area. Like the wall behind it, the table was crafted from the felled trees. The floor is soap-treated pine found offsite. Brask bought the chairs at a flea market; the galvanized-steel pendant lamps are from AART Architects in Denmark. The doors at right open to the deck, which leads to a studio that the boys frequent on their stays.  Photo by: Karina Tengberg

    Niels and Jens hang out in the dining area. Like the wall behind it, the table was crafted from the felled trees. The floor is soap-treated pine found offsite. Brask bought the chairs at a flea market; the galvanized-steel pendant lamps are from AART Architects in Denmark. The doors at right open to the deck, which leads to a studio that the boys frequent on their stays.

    Photo by: Karina Tengberg

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  As throughout, steel beams frame a sleeping loft . In the distance is the 100-square-foot trailer Brask brought to the site for the family to occupy during planning and building stages; it is now a guesthouse.  Photo by: Karina Tengberg

    As throughout, steel beams frame a sleeping loft . In the distance is the 100-square-foot trailer Brask brought to the site for the family to occupy during planning and building stages; it is now a guesthouse.

    Photo by: Karina Tengberg

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  Inside, life revolves around the brick chimney, which the architect surrounded with a concrete counter that wraps from the kitchen to the living area. The stools are vintage.  Photo by: Karina Tengberg

    Inside, life revolves around the brick chimney, which the architect surrounded with a concrete counter that wraps from the kitchen to the living area. The stools are vintage.

    Photo by: Karina Tengberg

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  The Hald Strand Summerhouse floor plan.  Photo by: Karina Tengberg

    The Hald Strand Summerhouse floor plan.

    Photo by: Karina Tengberg

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