“I have always been fascinated by the water and the sea, and I really value the fact that the land faces south-west and that the views are alive. You can look towards Germany and plenty of boats sail past – something is always happening on the water,” explains Bo, who grew up in Sønderborg. “Egernsund is an old brickfield town and this is reflected in the house. Brick is also both beautiful and resilient and it is therefore suitable for the tough climate out here – the water almost reaches it. We therefore made the conscious choice to use hardened stone from Egernsund Tegl that can withstand the climate. The land itself also formed the basis for some logical decisions. There is a large drop from street level down to the sea, no less than nine metres, and this needed to be reflected by the house,” explains Bo. The house looks modest from the road, and the entrance, which at first glance makes it look like a solid, low brick house is transparent with vast window areas on both sides, allowing you to see the sea even before you get inside. But from the side, and from the sea, you can see how the three floors of the house form part of the slope and open up towards the views. “We have worked to ensure that the house is welcoming from the road, as it must also be cohesive with Egernsund and the other houses here. At the same time, it opens up towards the sea and the sides are more enclosed and “fort-like”, with narrow windows cut into the facade in an exciting pattern. It’s like a monolith in the slope,” Bo explains.