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Updated Elegance for a 200-Year-Old Norwegian Mansion

Blog by Brad Herman | March 20th, 2013

Once home to a wealthy Norwegian family, this stunning 19th-century Oslo mansion has since become two apartment units for two separate families — one occupying the top floor, and the other taking up the ground floor and basement levels. Despite its new two-part layout, the residents on the bottom portion wanted the home's original history to shine through its interiors and furnishings. Norwegian architect Anne Cecilie Ranke took this directive and ran with it, retaining as many of the home's original details as possible and highlighting them through a modern color and material palette.