What parts of the house are you most excited about, and why?
The ground floor, where the natural light is embraced to its fullest and a more back basic architecture has been executed. Everything I build is about light, which is also a strong aspect of my photography. The entire ground floor has the same qualities as a photo studio, where you can shoot with natural light all day.
How would you describe the interior of your home?
I like to build my constructions or re-use materials in combination with contemporary furniture that can age nicely. In general, I appreciate interior that patina well and if the furniture gets scratches and bumps because of wear and tear from the family, I embrace it and think it adds to the soul and history of the pieces. It personalizes them and in a way, we connect with our surroundings better when our home expresses life.
What is your favorite room in the house?
The bathroom on the ground floor is my current favorite room, with a sunken, terrazzo bathtub. It's the best place to recharge after a long day. But in general, the house serves different needs and moods; the top floor of the main house offers privacy, while the lower ground is a bit darker, with comfortable sofas for family time. Moving into the kitchen, the transition begins with natural light coming in through the inserted ceiling windows, and it has a more "atelier" feel. Then the orangery becomes a transition pathway from the main house to the attic spaces and connects the two rather different buildings in a very holistic way.
What made you move to Hornbæk, and how has it changed your life?
I felt the need for fresh air, nature, and space. With kids and age, the city became too stressful and I felt trapped. I love visiting bigger cities, but for living, I prefer nature and smaller communities.