Danish Architecture Guide

Jens Bang's House

Jens Bangs Stenhus is considered one of the finest and best preserved examples of a bourgeois house from the time of Christian IV. The house is inspired by Dutch Renaissance and built in flamed monk brick. The house is very characteristic with the horizontal band courses of sandstone on the facade and the four sandstone decorated gables. The most characteristic of the other sandstone details are the auricular-style mask faces below the window arches. The building was originally part of a large number of merchants' houses fronting on Østerå. Østerå was a principal thoroughfare in the city until it was covered in the 1870s. On the ground level the merchant would have his shop, the first storey would be his living-quarters, the second bedrooms, and at the top there would be a granary.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 / By Kasper Egeberg

Last updated Wednesday, January 22, 2014