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Property of the week: a converted smithy in the heart of Copenhagen

With history embedded in its walls

Once filled with the ringing sound of blacksmiths’ hammers, this former smithy is now a spacious residence in Copenhagen’s Latin Quarter.

Vestiges of the 111-year-old building’s horse-shoeing past can be glimpsed inside, where iron rings are still embedded into the whitewashed walls. Poured concrete floors and a steel staircase add to the industrial character of the three-bedroom home, which is on the market with Adam Schnack for 15.245m DKK.

The Copenhagen property’s layout maximises its 245 sq m space, with a vast open plan living space that includes a kitchen, lounge and dining area, as well as a sizeable downstairs closet and bathroom. A corner of the ground floor, secreted beneath a rugged steel ststaircase, also offers a cosy nook to retire to, complete with a wood-burning stove.

Via Adam Schnack

Steps lead up to a mezzanine level, framed with black railings, which creates a second living space looking out over the trees of the nearby courtyard. Here, bedrooms are a little more cosy, but have huge windows that fill the spaces with natural light.

Via Adam Schnack

The apartment is located in one of Copenhagen’s oldest districts, which is dotted with brightly coloured buildings, as well as coffee shops, restaurants and bookstores.

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Emma is an editor and writer who contributes to Dezeen, Grafik and Creative Review

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