Long Dune by Hammer Architects – Danish Simplicity

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The elegant simplicity of Danish modern design is everywhere to see in the Long Dune Residence. Designed by Hammer Architects, and completed in 2014, the house is situated in Truro, MA, United States, although it wouldn’t look out of place nestled in amongst a Scandinavian fjord.

Long Dune residence by Hammer Architects

In the architect statement, particular emphasis is placed on the way the design works with the surroundings. “Perched on a coastal bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this new residence is designed to additionally afford views of the Pamet River and a fresh water pond.” They write. The clearest way they have managed this is by having the layout bend at a 45 degree angle (in the area where the master bedroom is housed), as well as the referential kite shaped roof. All this allows views in all directions.

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Long Dune residence by Hammer Architects

Long Dune residence by Hammer Architects

The design centres on a massive open plan living area, housing the kitchen, living and dining rooms. The first thing that catches the eye here is all the wood. Panels continue from ceiling through window frames, to the floor. The windows look out onto beautiful views of the water, they feature large sliding doors which open out onto a multi-level outdoor deck.

All this quality, polished wood invests the home with an air of solidity characteristic of the Danish modern style from which it draws its inspiration. Yet an even more obvious cue is in the furniture filling the house. Cabinets stand solemnly by the wall and a wooden dining table is surrounded by simple leather upholstered dining chairs.

Long Dune residence by Hammer Architects

Long Dune residence by Hammer Architects

The colour palette continues the theme of economical design, sticking almost exclusively to white, black and the brown of the wood. The artworks on the wall and the beautiful Arabian carpets are the exception that proves the rule.

It is, all in all, an excellent testament to the enduring class that the Danish approach offers. Do you live in a mid-century or modernist-inspired contemporary house and want to be featured on MidCenturyHome? Contact us: [email protected]

Long Dune residence by Hammer Architects

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