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Arne Jacobsen designed this minimalist townhouse outside Copenhagen

It’s part of the 1936-built Bellevue Theater complex

Interior shot of spare white space with double-height living area and a floating staircase leading to an open mezzanine library. The walls and ceiling are white, and the floors a pale hardwood.
The home features a mezzanine library and an expansive, double-height living area with views of the water.
Photos via Dan Bolig

Danish designer Arne Jacobsen is perhaps best known for his curving Egg and Swan chairs, but he saw himself first and foremost as an architect. One of his most important projects includes the Bellevue Teatret (theater) and an accompanying restaurant, which opened in 1936 in Klampenborg, a northern suburb of Copenhagen.

In the early 1950s, the Bellevue complex underwent a renovation to encompass residences as well. Considered an exemplar of early architectural “functionalism,” the heritage-listed building features clean and simple lines.

Now, a terraced townhouse within the converted restaurant is on the market. The 1,740-square-foot residence boasts an expansive, double-height living room with beamed ceilings and a floating staircase leading to a mezzanine library, a spacious kitchen with scullery and breakfast area, two bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, a tiled bath, first-floor access to a terrace, and plenty of glazing.

White walls inside and out and pale hardwood floors add to the sparse but practical decor of the home, whose views of the water enhance the property’s serene qualities. Located at Strandvejen 453, it’s listed for 8,250,000 DKK, or approximately $1,178,000.

Via: WowHaus, Dan Bolig