The museum in Gentofte
The Øregård country house in Hellerup was built in about 1806 for merchant Johannes Søbøtker. The architect was French Master Builder Joseph Jacques Ramée. He came to Denmark in about 1800 and soon had the bourgeoisie eating out of his hand. Ramée also designed…
Hellerup's country house
Today, Øregård is a museum for Gentofte Municipality. Øregård Museum has temporary exhibitions and a permanent collection of paintings of landscapes in the capital and its northern suburbs. It is still furnished in the same style as the original house. The furniture helps maintain the impression that the house was in a rural setting back in the 1800s. For some years, Øregård was occupied by the wealthy Hansen family. They were known among the older Copenhageners as the noble Hansens" and were the descendants of wholesaler A.N. Hansen. He used Øregård as a summer residence but otherwise lived in Copenhagen. Hansen's palace in Copenhagen still stands on the corner of Bredgade and Fredericiagade. "
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