Once home to the Danish author Karen Blixen, the 43-hectare productive estate established by Conrad von Schindel dates back to 1770. A rich variety of mature beech forest, fenland, meadows and agricultural land surround the manor, outhouses and agricultural buildings providing a rural setting in close proximity to Copenhagen.

The project involves the refurbishment of a grade II listed stable building, the restoration of a

grade II listed outbuilding as well as the partial rebuilding and transformation of a collapsed grade I listed agricultural building that lacks the original 5 metre tall roof structure.

The development is intended to reflect and complement the heritage and history of the site while meeting contemporary standards through the redevelopment of traditional building techniques including rammed earth, thatching and wood joinery.

Location: Hørsholm, Denmark
Project Duration: Ongoing
Gross Internal Area: 1260 m2
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