A very simple design creates a setting allowing the distinctive HeartOak floor planks in this house, designed by the Danish architect Svenn Eske Kristensen. He was a prolific architect who designed many award-winning homes in Denmark from the 1930s until the early 1970s. Many of these are today listed buildings.
Lars Gitz Architects have carried out a careful renovation of the interior of the house, which preserved the large window sections. Together with the HeartOak floors, the window frames form a warm contrast to the minimalist decor, which includes a new kitchen and a sculptural fireplace.
HeartOak offers architects a new range of possibilities. The planks contain everything the heart desires in terms of vitality and strength from the oak tree, and they set the mood in the entire house. The exceptionally wide planks come from the heart of the tree, and out of respect for the old oak trees, natural cracks have been preserved. As a particularly beautiful detail, the cracks are locked by dovetail joints of oak.