house hunting: {charlottenlund} denmark

by Tina on March 4, 2013

in Copenhagen, Decor, Denmark

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Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great weekend?  I have loads to share this week and cannot wait to get started!

The number one question I get asked via the blog is surprisingly not, “What were you crazy people thinking moving to all those countries and learning all those languages… with your kids?”  Maybe you are all thinking it and are too polite to ask, but no, no.  The question is always, “How did you do it and how can I do it, too?”  Though I won’t be answering that question directly today, I wanted to let you know that I have heard your question and I have a new series coming up soon that I think you will find very interesting and hopefully useful as well.  I know.  I’m such a tease!  But I promise that I am working diligently to give you more specifics on securing visas, finding housing, and options for job hunting.

Instead, today we are going to imagine together that the bags are packed, the visas are secure, and we are moving to Denmark!  Anyone ready to come?  After this little home tour, you might just be!

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Charlottenlund is a beautiful town just outside the city limits of Copenhagen.  It also happens to have the reputation for being very posh and full of outrageously gorgeous homes and I think this one is a perfect example.  It’s currently on the market for a little over a whopping $1 million (6 million danish kroner) so it is not cheap, but it is definitely pretty to look at and daydream…

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The living spaces are large, bright, and light and the current owner has designed the home to perfection!  Everything has a lived-in feel but intentional.  That is something I really appreciate.  Don’t you?  We all would love to live inside some of the glossy images we see in magazines, but we have to live in our spaces, too!

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These attic spaces are divine!  I love the shoes going up the stairs… This is my kind of girl!

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The dining room is large, ready for many guests and large dinner parties.  There is access to outside through that door, which means summer indoor-outdoor living would be amazing.

122 123 There seem to be loads of clever storage solutions as well.  At 159 m2 (1,700 square feet) it is not huge, so those features make a big difference if you were to move in with a large family.

I hope you enjoyed the little tour today!  I love house hunting and even though we are not planning on moving soon, it is always fun to peek into where other’s live and get ideas for our own home!

Does this look like the kind of home you would want to live in?  You can also check out this home in Sweden if you want to daydream a little more!

Home available through MOOW2.

 

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Belle March 4, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Gorgeous home! Last month we celebrated 2 years in our (rented) apartment here in Denmark. We’re not ready to put down roots (we love our wanderlust lifestyle) but it looks like we’ll probably be in here for a least another 2 years. That’s a long time and so I have to admit that the homeownership bug may have bitten me just a little. I might have spent way too much time looking at real estate in our little by and daydreamingr. ;0)

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Deborah Harlton March 4, 2013 at 2:47 pm

That is the perfect home! So very hyggeligt, as the Danes say.
Are you still in the same home from House Hunters? I look forward to your new series! Do you recommend renting for the first few years?

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The New Diplomat's Wife March 4, 2013 at 4:59 pm

awesome house! although at first pass at the title i thought this meant that you guys would be moving to charlottenlund and got excited to think we would be neighbors come this summer!

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Kathleen March 4, 2013 at 5:52 pm

I’m thinking about moving to France in 2015, any tips?

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Andrea March 4, 2013 at 6:16 pm

I love the white, the simplicity, I’m in love with Danish design in general (really all the design from the surrounding areas there). But in reality, I’ve got two kids (three if you count my husband) and there’s no way my house could ever look so wonderful, especially in white! But it is beautiful, and I especially love the dining room.

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Bethany March 5, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Jattekul! Looking forward to a new series!

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Tina March 5, 2013 at 3:15 pm

@Belle We have only purchased once and regretted it because it cost far too much to maintain the home and we didn’t live there long enough to build equity. Maybe one day we will be still long enough to really contemplate purchasing, but I don’t think we are there yet!

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Tina March 5, 2013 at 3:18 pm

@Deborah Yes! Still in the same place as House Hunters! I think it depends on a person’s situation whether buying or renting is better. For us, we do not have a long term visa so we are not contemplating purchasing. It wouldn’t make sense to own a property in a country we don’t have a visa to live in! But if you plan to stay long term (like yourself!) i would definitely consider buying. Maybe you could rent for the first 3-6 months, though, to really understand your new country before making a purchase!

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Tina March 5, 2013 at 3:19 pm

@The New Diplomat’s Wife We will be close to neighbors… we are only 10-15 minutes from Charlottenlund!

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Tina March 5, 2013 at 3:21 pm

@Andrea I hear ya! Some days I wonder what we are thinking with so much white in our home, but I’m still only dreaming of a white sofa… some things cannot be bleached enough! :-)

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Tina March 5, 2013 at 3:21 pm

@Kathleen what part of France will you be moving to? Will it be temporary or long term?

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Kathleen Nolin March 5, 2013 at 4:30 pm

I’ll be either moving to Nice or Paris to work with North African immigrants, and it’ll be for two years.

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Carly March 7, 2013 at 4:00 am

Ooh, I’m looking forward to your follow-up post about moving abroad. As someone who has lived in Europe before, and hopefully will be moving back soon, your tips will be very interesting.

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Janel March 7, 2013 at 5:05 am

Your teaser has me giddy! I saw you on House Hunters Intl several weeks ago and it rekindled something my husband and I have talked about doing for a long time – moving our family abroad. Since then, I’ve been consumed with the idea and have been avidly reading your blog (expecting just travel info but have found so much inspiration in your photos, words, art, stories, etc – just LOVE it!). I cannot wait for you to unveil your new series and thank you for sharing your life and experiences!!

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Natalie March 27, 2013 at 5:37 pm

I agree with Janel. I also saw you on House Hunters Intl and then again on Houzz.com today. I have been longing to move abroad for quite some time, but thought it was impossible with children! So excited to have found out about your blog!

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