Generalens Lysthus

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Generalens Lysthus, Tromnæs, Falster (old photograph)

Generalens Lysthus (the General's Summer House) is a small, thatched cottage in Tromnæs Forest on the Danish island of Falster. It was built in 1786 by the industrialist Johan Frederik Classen who also built nearby Corselitze.

Architecture[edit]

The house is located near the sea at the end of the road from Corselitze manor which lies to the west. It bears a close resemblance to the larger thatched country home at Liselund on the island of Møn.[1] Designed by Andreas Kirkerup and completed in 1786 in the Neoclassical style, the one-storey, half-timbered whitewashed building has a covered veranda and a living room. The hipped thatched roof has wooden thatching supports along the ridge. In addition to the cottages's small-paned casement windows on all sides, the veranda has larger round-arched windows while the tops of the double doors are also glazed. As a result, the interior has a pleasantly bright look. The windows, doors and woodwork are painted green. The veranda is supported by four round wooden columns in front of the living room with a lateral section outside the half-timbering. The ceiling consists of white-painted boards while the floor is of red and yellow hexagonal tiles. The cottage looks out over the Baltic Sea.[2][3]

The Rococo interior consists of a large rectangular room with a domed ceiling fringed with garlands and medallions. The centre of the ceiling is decorated with a rosette and a floral wreath. An inscription on the door reads: "Wer Ruhe hat Der findt sie her" (he who has peace finds it here). The walls are panelled and a cupboard stands in one corner. The window sills are fitted with iron bars.[2]

The building was listed in 1918.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Anna-Elisabth Jensen, "Generalens gave bliver givet videre", Kulturarv. (Danish) Retrieved 27 November 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Sag: Generalens Lysthus, Tromnæs Skov", Kulturarv. (Danish) Retrieved 27 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Corselitze", Skovforeningen.dk. (Danish) Retrieved 27 November 2012.

Coordinates: 54°45′40″N 12°02′42″E / 54.76111°N 12.04500°E / 54.76111; 12.04500