This New Old House

This New Old House

By Zahid Sardar / Photos by Jason Larkin
Danish design impresario Jens Martin Skibsted works with architect Jürgen Mayer H. to update a Norwegian-style, 19th-century home with an idiosyncratic point of view.

With its idyllic vistas and abundant greenways, a lakeside hamlet just a half-hour drive north of Copenhagen seems farther from the heart of the city than it is. Which is precisely why, one weekend three years ago, Jens Martin Skibsted, a founder of Danish brands KiBiSi and Biomega, and his wife, Naomi, a fashion entrepreneur from Zimbabwe, decided to purchase a waterfront retreat there.

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