The story goes that the house used to be inhabited by the renowned Danish architect, designer and cultural critic, Poul Henningsen. Today, a family of three resides in the historic house – a modern home that holds references to its original state.
PH House, a historic villa in the centre of Copenhagen, has been sympathetically restored and rebuilt by Norm Architects. Natural materials have been carefully selected and used throughout the restoration. Beautiful wooden high panels and parquet flooring and paned windows are balanced with the use of mid-century teak furniture and dark, inbuilt kitchen elements in saw cut smoked oak and bronzed brass handles. The dark colour is complemented by a monolithic kitchen island in a light grey ceramic stone off set by the sculptural and patinated VOLA 590M in natural brass.
With light coming in from different angles, every room of the house is bright, filled with natural daylight and comfortable to be in.
Floating steps in solid oak create an open flow between the basement, ground floor and top floor, connecting the house vertically in a harmonious and contemporary way with skylights flooding the staircase in natural daylight and increasing the sense of height in the house.