If walls could talk, Attemosevej 162 would tell quite a tale. The historic villa in Holte, on the northern outskirts of Copenhagen, has been a theatre, banquet hall and inn in previous lives. Today it’s reimagined as a multi-generational home.

The Holte villa was built in 1877 during King Christian IX’s reign, and many of its period details are intact across the property, which is divided into two residencies. The larger, spanning 2/3rds of the overall building, is for sale via Adam Schnack for 13m DKK and claims the former theatre as its jewel.

A living room off the main kitchen area Original floorboards run throughout the property A livinf room and kitchen in the studio space The main family kitchen The studio is fully heated via a woodburning stove There are several bathrooms across the property An entrance way leads to the garden and south-facing terrace Rooms have period features but have been updated via an all-white colour palette Views of the museum grounds and forest which surround the Holte property

It is presently used as an art studio and brags a staggering barrel-vaulted ceiling with twisted spans and curling decorative flourishes. A balcony accesses the loft, where there are two bedrooms – or potential office space – with three more bedrooms on the first and ground floors.

The Danish property’s large family kitchen and dining room have a more intimately scaled living room. And there’s another reception room, with access to the house’s south-facing terraces and private garden off the ground floor.

One of the property's reception or living rooms
Photography: Lars Gundersen / Adam Schnack

Attemosevej 162 is surrounded by the Søllerød Golf Club, Jægersborg Hegn national forest to the east and the Gammel Holtegaard Museum’s baroque garden.

The combined kitchen and dining room
Photography: Lars Gundersen / Adam Schnack
One of five bedrooms inside the Danish property
Photography: Lars Gundersen / Adam Schnack
A view across the studio space from the upper balcony level. Note the detailing on the barrel ceiling and its ornate metal work
Photography: Lars Gundersen / Adam Schnack

Inside a Brutalist Kortrijk refuge by Juliaan Lampens

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