Modern and stylish single-storey house
A lot of thought has gone into every single detail in Jacob and Miriam’s new house in Vejle, Denmark. The home - inspired by the popular Danish single-family houses from the 1970s - is a masterpiece of Scandinavian simplicity. The result is a stylish yet characterful home.
When Jacob and Miriam Honnens Lund first started looking for somewhere to live, building a new house was not part of their game plan. However, while searching for a house, they warmed to the idea of being able to design and build their own property from scratch. The idea soon took hold. A short time later, the couple moved into a newly built single-storey house covering almost 200 square metres.
“It’s been great fun building and designing our dream home. It has been a very unconstrained and entirely different process to renovating and refurbishing an old property, which was the original plan,” says Jacob Honnens Lund.
Together, he and his wife Miriam were involved in designing the house and choosing the building materials.
Inspired by the 1970s
Their new dream home in Vejle exudes minimalism, and not least a fondness for the flat roof-houses from the 1970s. The yellow-brick facade and the dark windows hark back to the traditional single-family homes from that period, while the large, grey floor tiles and light interiors are characteristic of the simple, Scandinavian style.
“Throughout the construction process, we have sought to ensure that the interior is stringent yet harmonious. We think we’ve got the best of both worlds, and now have a home that is both elegant and personal,” says Jacob Honnens Lund.
A uniform look
It is clear that every single detail has been carefully considered when it comes to both the layout and the choice of materials. For example, several materials have been used both indoors and outdoors – this goes, for example, for the acoustic panels from Troldtekt, the grey floor tiles and the yellow bricks.
“We wanted to create a clean look. Therefore, the acoustic ceiling panels sit in metal profiles which are aligned with the floor tile joints. From the outset, we knew that we wanted a solution that was good for the acoustics, and we therefore chose Troldtekt acoustic panels for all the ceilings in the house – and it was a very good decision,” says Jacob Honnens Lund
“Before moving here, we lived in a beautiful, old terraced house, but the acoustics were awful. It’s not good at all, especially with small children. It was important for us to build a house where we could bring friends and family together without it being too noisy,” he adds.
Heart of the house
The family spends most of its time in the kitchen-living room, which is the largest room in the house. Together with the minimalist furnishings and the carefully chosen materials, the many oak elements add light, air and warmth to the indoor environment.
“We made a conscious decision that the kitchen-living room would be the heart of the house. This is where we tend to come together, and we’ve therefore gone to greater lengths here – for example by investing in a large oak kitchen island, which has become a favourite meeting point,” says Jacob Honnens Lund.
From the kitchen-dining room, large sliding doors open onto a spacious patio, which gives the impression of an extra room when the doors are open.