Dorte Mandrup-Poulsen, an architect living in Denmark, and two other Danish architects (Louis Becker and Jens Thomas Arnfred) in 2009 have renovated an old blacksmith’s warehouse as their shared second home on the Greek island of Lesbos.
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The 1930s stone building consisted of a single room, the architects inserted a wooden structure and preserved many blacksmith elements, like the traditional iron stove, old metal tables and the original iron windows which frame the seaside views.
The converted smithy appears as one large, whitewashed room with a detached roof and a beautiful daylight through skylights and large smithy windows. An integrated wooden structure located in one end of the space, containing one double bed and two bunks, a workshop table, a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom.
Staying true to the original character of the warehouse, the unpretentious summer house preserves a sense of Greek Old World tradition, enjoying the enchanting landscapes of the Aegean Sea.
Inspiration from architects:
It’s important when you convert an old building to be careful not to remove the soul of what was there.
This charming summerhouse is available to rent via Kaptajnens Hus