Thursday, 7 June 2012

A townhouse in kartoffelrækkerne

You will find this beautiful home in a historic area of Copenhagen called  kartoffelrækkerne [potato rows]. The area was built 130 years ago by the Workers' Building society  to create affordable housing for poor families. A home like this would house 2 families of about 12 people on 3 floors. The area was named kartoffelrækkerne not just because the houses were "planted" in rows but as people were very poor all they could afford to eat was potatoes. Needless to say, today  kartoffelrækkerne is a very desirable trendy neighbourhood where you will find gorgeous homes like the one we see here.


                                     Spot the Missoni fabrics throughout...

Via Bolig Magasinet dk Photo: Lisbeth Wedendahl

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    1. Yes very yummy now, but can you imagine what it was like some 130 years ago? Ghastly right?

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  2. Yep - kartoffel rækkerne er fabelagtige - god dag - vi ses Toni,
    Ax

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    1. Jeg har hoert meget om dem, saa jeg har taenkt mig a slaa et slag forbi naeste gang, jeg kommer til CPH.

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  3. Hi Toni, I found your blog via the blogging your way course which I am also taking part in. I just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed discovering both your blog and web shop. Simply stunning! Best wishes Kate

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    1. Hi Kate thanks for your sweet comments and for visiting my blog see you very soon in class x

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  4. OMG how completely stunning-must make my home look like this!! xx

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    1. Yes isn't is stunning? Loving the history of the place even more x

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  5. Love these houses - so strange to think that a poor neighbourhood like this is now such a hotspot.

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