Birkedal Vacation Rental

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The island of Møn in Denmark has a remarkable landscape with dramatic white-chalk cliffs, so it’s fitting that Birkedal—a vacation rental property not far from the beach—features a shape and form that matches its impressive locale.

After taking five years to build, the 990-square-foot house was completed in 2016 and is now available to rent through Urlaubsarchitektur. It was designed, built, and furnished by Copenhagen-based, German architect Jan Henrik Jansen, who designed two other holidays homes on Møn before Birkedal.

The house consists of nine interlinked, cylindrical structures that create circular rooms and communal spaces. Each of them look out to the landscape through square or rectangular windows of various sizes.

Surrounded by birch trees, Birkedal sits on a mound that slopes downward towards a wooded area and neighboring meadows.

The site's concealed location in the middle of a bunch of birch trees is what gave Jansen the idea of creating a sanctuary in a clearing, where the house and a separate sauna building would stand like small spruce stumps, blending in discreetly with the surrounding trees.

The curving exterior walls of the structure are clad in thin, natural pine logs, and fitted with rusted, Cor-ten steel window frames.

Each of the nine cylindrical volumes was conceived as a cocoon-like container, so all the rooms have a cabin-like coziness. Plus, every window presents expansive views of the landscape.

The interior walls are clad in rough-sawn strips and planks, which are painted a brilliant white.

The bright, white walls within provide contrast to the blues and greens outdoors, allowing the colors of the scenic landscape to become part of the interiors.

A mosaic floor made up of beach pebbles, oiled-oak furniture and fittings, and brass lamps bring just the right amount of rustic, Danish charm to this unique modern home.

Rental site: www.urlaubsarchitektur.de/en...

Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Flat RoofLine, and Wood Siding Material. Photo  of Birkedal Vacation Rental
Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, Stools, Coffee Tables, Pendant Lighting, and End Tables. Photo 2 of Birkedal Vacation Rental
Modern home with Outdoor, Side Yard, Shrubs, Walkways, and Stone Patio, Porch, Deck. Photo 3 of Birkedal Vacation Rental
Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Flat RoofLine, and Wood Siding Material. Photo 4 of Birkedal Vacation Rental
Modern home with Hallway. Photo 5 of Birkedal Vacation Rental
Modern home with Kitchen, Metal Counter, Pendant Lighting, Wood Cabinet, Drop In Sink, and Cooktops. Photo 6 of Birkedal Vacation Rental
Modern home with Kitchen, Cooktops, Metal Counter, Pendant Lighting, and Drop In Sink. Photo 7 of Birkedal Vacation Rental
Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, Chair, Pendant Lighting, Table Lighting, Lamps, and Concrete Floor. Golden orbs suspended from the ceiling pair perfectly with a functional desk lamp giving the perfect balance between form and function in this elegant modern bedroom. Photo 8 of Birkedal Vacation Rental

Golden orbs suspended from the ceiling pair perfectly with a functional desk lamp giving the perfect balance between form and function in this elegant modern bedroom.

Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, Chair, Pendant Lighting, Lamps, and Table Lighting. Photo 9 of Birkedal Vacation Rental
Modern home with Bath Room, Wall Mount Sink, Freestanding Tub, Soaking Tub, Recessed Lighting, One Piece Toilet, and Metal Counter. Photo 10 of Birkedal Vacation Rental
Modern home with Bath Room, Metal Counter, Wall Mount Sink, Recessed Lighting, and One Piece Toilet. Photo 11 of Birkedal Vacation Rental
Photo 12 of Birkedal Vacation Rental modern home
Modern home with Outdoor, Trees, Walkways, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, and Stone Patio, Porch, Deck. Photo 13 of Birkedal Vacation Rental
Modern home with Outdoor, Side Yard, Trees, Shrubs, Walkways, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, and Stone Patio, Porch, Deck. Photo 14 of Birkedal Vacation Rental

Credits

Posted By
Architect
  • Jan Henrik Jansen
Photographer
  • Jesper Ray
  • Lene K Fotografi

Overview

Location
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Scandanavian
  • Year
  • 2015
  • Square Feet
  • 990
  • Press