Architects John Lassen and Joanna Tench renovated their dream summer home.
When Danish architects John Lassen and Joanna Tench were looking for a summer home to renovate, they cast their eye on a thatched-roof cottage overlooking the North Sea in West Jutland. Built in 1967, it was typical of traditional homes in the area—long, narrow, and oriented along an East-West axis. “It was very simple, and it was exactly what I wanted,” Lassen says. It just needed some serious work.