Welcome to our presentation of the Fredensborg House, a spectacular creation by Copenhagen-based NORM Architects.
Built in Denmark, the Fredensborg House is a structure comprised of five small plateaus, connected by steps. This design is meant to reflect the shape of the surrounding terrain. The overarching aesthetic is birthed by inspiration from the labyrinthine mountain village architecture.
The interconnected plateaus form a generally open design floor plan, with individual spaces flowing and melding into one another, with the steps and hallways as connective tissue. The pristine white brick and bleached hardwood tones unify the entire space. Natural lighting enhances the boldly bright look via windows from every angle.
The strongly minimalist nature of this project allows for subtle elements to truly shine. A dining room set with large white dandelion sphere hanging above, a trio of windows shaped into a vertical slit, a small black framed fireplace; these elements really pop within the starkly beautiful surroundings.
This lengthy hallway shows two sets of stairs dividing the plateau segments, with light natural hardwood flooring pairing with white brick walls for an austere, neutral palette. Narrow horizontal slit windows above allow natural light throughout.
The top level features an open design kitchen, sandwiched between two bracketing walls, above the dining area.
A series of subtle recessed light sources tracks the length of the upper level, filled with complementary natural light. The kitchen flows openly in this lengthy space, with sleek white countertops flanking.
Glossy white cabinetry pairs with stainless steel appliances for a high contrast, modern look.
Full height white minimalist cabinetry stands beside the kitchen, connecting to an external wall housing a trio of windows that reach to the sloped ceiling.
Over the dining room table we see this striking white dandelion sculpture, evoking a playful sense within the neutral aesthetic of the home.
The expansive dining room level holds this lengthy single-piece white slab table, paired with a set of wicker seat, light natural wood chairs. A single dark painting on the far wall contrasts with the lighter tones.
With an angled view, we can see the upper living room plateau across the dining room table. Soft textured natural wood chairs in foreground neatly find a warm tone, complementary to the flooring.
With this image, we see another set of vertically aligned windows reaching toward the sloped ceiling right as it peaks. The soft white tones of the brickwork surrounding help to illuminate the space.
Peering into the upper level living area, we see a dark toned club chair and metal frame coffee table below another set of windows.
The dividing walls flanking the living room space each hold two-sided gas fireplaces, adding function and contrast to the area. Black leather, metal frame seating complements the look.
The singular, subtle fireplaces are framed in black for utmost contrast, meshing with the dark furniture tones in an otherwise bright space. From here, we see all the way to the opposite corner of the home.
Glancing toward the outer wall, we see the fully open nature of the home, defining the kitchen with a pair of countertops beside the living room.
Angling upward over the stairs, we see a wall cutout above the fireplace, allowing for light to spill through.
Beside the living room space, we see a subtle office area, with a large glossy black desk holding a semi-spherical black lamp with metal frame.
Glancing back down the central dividing hall, we see the entryway obscured by bright natural lighting.
Master bedroom evokes the vertical windows of the main body of the home, widened to accommodate the entire space. A platform bed holds the center, flanked by an accent chair and white cubic shelving.
Master bath, contrasting with the body of the home, appears in black floor and wall tiles, punctuated by an all-white vanity at center.
Exterior of the home appears in more subtle natural beige tones, with a tile roof and black trim over traditional brick structure. Full height glass greets visitors.
The upper level features this dark natural wood patio below the brick and glass walls, respectively.
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