Houses in Denmark have to be better than apartments in Denmark—so, I’m thinking about buying a house!
I’m beyond tired of listening to other people’s televisions and kids. I’m over having to sign up a few days in advance for a laundry time. I’m sick of having to schedule appointments and errands around the probability of finding a parking space when I get back, then not being able to find one anyway. And I cannot take another second of living in a fishbowl!
I’ve looked at a couple of big apartments that weren’t right for a variety of reasons. Apartments that size are rare as hen’s teeth in a city where most apartments are two to three rooms, and get smaller the closer you get to the city centre.
But moving to the suburbs seems like giving up. I mean, isn’t that what people do when they decide to settle down and raise a family? I’ve been having a hard time getting onboard with that, but I’ve found a little enclave of houses in Denmark that are every bit as close to the heart of the city as where I’m living now. The houses are big and gorgeous, and I went to see one today!
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Can you believe this place is in the city? It even has a greenhouse, a dressing room, a balcony off of the bedroom, room for a clawfoot bathtub, and a garage!
It was built in 1910 and it’s quite palatial as houses in Denmark go… it’s even got Versace tile in the bathrooms, but if you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you probably know that my heart belongs to romantically shabby places and secondhand furniture, so this would take some getting used to.
It’s gorgeous. Unfortunately, it isn’t for me.
Jaclyn Anne says
Wow – this place is stunning! The ceiling in the dinning room did it for me, I am in love! The place looks very modern as it’s set up right now but once you get your hands on it you could totally give it your touch and make it yours. Happy house/apartment hunting!
Isn’t the ceiling stunning? I love period details like that, but I don’t think their choice of decor is doing the place any favors.
Oh wow, this place is stunning! Can I move in with you?
Liz Mays says
I would be snatching that up in three seconds before it’s gone. It’s beautiful and the potential is incredible. I love all the light it gets, too! I can see why a house would be better than the inconveniences you mentioned with apartment life.
Shockingly, it’s been on the market for over six months! We love it, but this style isn’t very popular with Danes who tend to prefer modern Scandinavian design to classic styles. I cannot tell you how many beautiful period homes I’ve seen ruined by people who insist on modernizing them.
I would love to be able to snatch up this house. I would never have guessed that this house was in the city, it looks like its out in the country not city. Have fun on your holiday and good luck on your decision on the house!
Thanks, Jenny :)
Living in a haunted house in Vejle, this looks simply heavenly in comparison ;)
You poor thing :(
I did not like living in Vejle (though it sure beats Billund), and can’t imagine living there in a haunted house. However, I’d love to hear some haunted stories if you’re up for sharing!
Fi Ní Neachtáin says
Oh my goodness, that house is the stuff that dreams are made of! I hope you go for it and get it, it has buckets of potential and I can’t believe that’s in the city. I absolutely hate my house, it’s rented and there’s no space at all. The rooms are tiny and I call it the dollshouse because that’s all it’s fit for really. I hope you find somewhere perfect to call home soon.
‘Dollshouse’ is perfect! That’s how our current place feels, and with the added hassle of dealing with the annoyances of living in an apartment block! It’s hard not to rush into buying another place just to get out of this one.
What an adventure you are having! I had to go back and take a look at your Georgian post. each of these homes have their own breathtakingly beautiful qualities! I wish you the best in whatever and wherever you decide to be.
Thanks, Mrs. Tee :)
OMG! Wow. Call me crazy but I think your faded velvet couches would be stunning in a place like this! Anyway I absolutely love it but I also love that you are excited about the flexibility of what may happen next. I wish you the best of luck whatever you choose!
Oh, I do, too! But I married a guy who loves designer furniture, so I have to decorate in a style we can both live with. Fortunately, this house is big enough that I’d have an office and a dressing room that I could paint pink and deck out with chandeliers and awesome faded vintage stuff :)
Oh my goodness, that house! What a dream. Look at how bright it is! My house is a little 50s bungalow (that they added a basement to in the 80s) and while I have lots of windows, they’re smallish and I don’t feel like my house is as bright as I’d like it to be. I’d love a wall of windows! Good luck house hunting!
That home looks absolutely beautiful, and so did the home in England, in your other blog post.
We too are currently in a situation similar to yours where we are in a 3 bedroom apartment in western Canada (brand new) yet we hear the neighbors quite clearly. Super annoying.
Also, I read your other post about work ethic and it reminded me of the many people in the building we are in, and just in general of the cities around here, and the people. By that I mean, there is no work ethic and no sense of looking after one’s property or belongings. I think many of the people in our building are paying their rent without having a job, meaning they are either on gov’t assisted programs, or they are dealing drugs, or both. A few appear to have steady jobs, but many do not.
Like you, we are spending a great deal of time looking for somewhere else to live.
I’m sorry to hear of your situation, it’s awful living in a place you don’t like.
Fortunately, we’re not dealing with drug dealers, just inconsiderate people. But in general, people here don’t seem to look after things the way I was used to in the States. Finding a property in a good state of repair is like looking for a needle in a haystack. But then again, location, location, location! They don’t have to.
Good luck with your search! I hope we both find something soon :)
Uhm love this place! Gorgeous entry way. Loving all of the white and natural light. I’d pick this in a heartbeat.
I’m warming up to it, we’re going back to see it again next week.
The white and windows are a must because it’s so dark here most of the year. Today, we have fewer than eight hours of daylight.
Yona Williams says
If I had to sign in advance to get my laundry done, I would never have clean clothes – that is such an inconvenience. The house looks beautiful that you’ve shared. Although I have a thing about not living with a lot of windows, I love the way they look here.
It’s sooooo convenient when Opie (the cat) gets sick on the duvet and I can’t get a washing time until the next day. Or when someone nicks my washing time and I have to stop the washing machine mid-cycle and put their things in the garden :)
Oh I can see this place as shabby chic couldn’t he comprise and do half your way a couple of rooms shabbychic
To keep a good flow to the house, we’d really need to pick one style and stick with it. But I could shabby chic my office and dressing room until my heart’s content!