‘The biggest earthly challenge will probably be finding a Christmas tree that can reach the ceiling,’ says the agent for this Copenhagen loft-style home inside a converted church hall in Østerbro. And they have a point.
The handsome redbrick Bethania congregation house dates from 1903. It still has a crucifix atop its pitched roof – but inside, the historic building has been converted into a Manhattan-inspired residence imbued with Scandinavian minimalism. And those ceilings? They soar past five metres, with giant beamed skylights to boot.
In 2014-15 an architect converted the building into condos, and this five-room dwelling is within the top two floors. It’s listed for 16.8m DKK (approximately £1.85m) via Björn & Byskov, and the main floor is an open space envisaged for large gatherings, with large windows, an open kitchen and living room, and a balconied mezzanine above.
The top floor is more private and can be closed off from the main floor and staircase. Take a tour of the white-washed Copenhagen property.