Two architect’s sketches
The first step was to tear down a glass conservatory and gut the interior. This work was carried out by Morten and his family using hired machinery. “It was incredibly hard work. Also because we dug half a metre down into the soil below the house to make room for underfloor heating,” he explains. When the first stage was done, only three exterior walls remained. “Some might say that I excavated and cleared the soul of the old house away, but it is still here because the house still sits at the same location on the plot. This means, for example, that my bedroom is situated in the same place that my grandparents’ bedroom was,” says Morten. After gutting, Morten asked two different architects to present sketches of what would happen next. This resulted in two very different offers. “I chose the most innovative architect, who had practically turned the layout upside down compared to the original layout. Among other things, this meant that the new kitchen from Multiform Aalborg would be situated in the middle of a large open-plan kitchen and living space and that the extension was clad in wood to stand out from the rest of the house, which is built from brick,” says Morten.