Lærke Rygaard & Mads Sætter-Lassen
Between the Marble Church and Store Kongensgade lies an exceptional house. An 18th century building that may not, at first glance, be the one you notice among the mansions that line the street. Still, it is the one that stands out most here in the heart of Frederiksstaden historical district. For it is both cramped and crooked and with an atmosphere out of the ordinary. The floors are a bit creaky, and a red carpet shows the way, all the way up to the third floor where journalist Lærke Rygaard and design student Mads Sætter-Lassen live at the top of a three-story attic flat.
They are both busy with their studies and career and work hard most days. But in the mornings, evenings, and at the end of the week, the flat is their shared sanctuary, and the old slanted walls, floors, and low-ceilinged rooms create the setting for their life together. So, they cook and chat in the small kitchen that most of all resembles a cosy galley. Entertain guests, or enjoy the quiet, away from the noise of the city, for they are the only people living at the address.
In summer, they move out on the roof terrace, one of the best ones in the city, with lots of space for taking care of plants, herbs, and flowers, while the view of the Marble Church has its own poetic language – surreal, and a little bit magical. Like a private little airspace in the middle of the city, a place for recharging, for barbecue and chat into the small hours; and in the cold months, the flat is nice and comfortable, and the many rooms make it easy to create little dens for reading and having tea. They have lost their hearts to the city which they use to the full, no matter whether it’s time for a jog along Kastellet, dinner or brunch at a local restaurant, or shopping in the many charming specialised shops nearby. In this place, you say hello and keep yourself updated, for you know your greengrocer, baker, and bartender well.