For many families, a sloped roof is a synonym for cosiness, an archetypical image of a house. Still, 90% of single-family homes in Denmark only have a single floor. People like having all functions on one level, connected to the garden; the children run in and out of the house without any obstacles. Most of the time if a family decides for a two-storey house, they want a roof terrace - which increases the costs tremendously.
The house offers additional space on the first floor while keeping all necessary rooms downstairs. Lifting the volume a bit and inserting a wooden floor causes a cost increase which is small compared to the advantages of this modification of a standard, single-floor house with a sloped roof. A cosy living area and office upstairs as well as a generous room height in the kitchen and dining area are not only an eye-catcher but, as mentioned, it gives a family more privacy and space, which is crucial in the cold months spent mainly indoors.