The White Room: Lars & Charlotte’s Sydhavn Penthouse

Who hasn’t dreamed of having an apartment where the elevator door functions as an entrance? That’s some Gordon Gecko-style luxury! But it’s not something you often see in Copenhagen apartments…until now. Lars, Head of Trading for a financial services company, and Charlotte, goldsmith and jewellery designer for her brand Facon Facon, managed to find their penthouse in Sluseholmen, a man-made archipelago in the Sydhavn neighborhood of Copenhagen.

Lars moved into the apartment in 2017, while Charlotte joined in 2018. The space is open-plan, with a large kitchen/dining/living room area. There are two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and three balconies that allow you to take in the lovely water view.

“My favorite room is probably the kitchen,” Charlotte tells me, “Because we like to cook and entertain. It’s so nice to be able to cook, talk to Lars and my friends, and still feel like I’m in the heart of the apartment. The kitchen isn’t closed off. Of course, in summer, the large balcony off of the living room is amazing. There are plants out there and a great view; it’s perfect for a glass of wine or a meal, or just relaxing.”

As for Lars’s favorite thing in the apartment, it’s a toss-up between the Stingray Chair – a beautiful piece of Danish design produced by Fredericia Furniture – and his beloved cactus Marius.

Though the apartment is a rental, the two hope to stay for as long as possible. “We were lucky to land this place; it’s special for Copenhagen. So we’d like to stick around,” Charlotte laughs. We can see why.

Check out an interior design tour of Charlotte & Lars’s Copenhagen penthouse:

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Rebecca Thandi Norman

Rebecca Thandi Norman is a co-founder and Editor-in-Chief at Scandinavia Standard.