The houses in Bergfjerdingendate are from the 17th - 18th century, most of them constructed from wood. They were originally housing the workers and the poor people living right outside the city. Mikkels Tannhus building as it stands today dates from 1860, and was rebuilt after a big fire in 1859. At the most, there lived 33 people in the house, and it has always been some kind of shop in the first floor.
When the Kardel family bought the building in the eighties, the building needed complete renovation. Mikkel and his wife Kristin restored the property through repairs and alterations, where they made sure to keep the original elements present.
The work required to restore the building located at Dopsgate 7 was great and the Kardel family spent a whole summer working on the renovation together with Danish workers who knew how to restore houses like this.
Today, the building is a reflection of their hard work and passion for Nordic cosiness – which people in Scandinavia refer to as hygge. Every patient that visits the clinic can feel the cosy atmosphere in every detail, from the warm colours on the walls, to the paintings and the furniture. Everything is coordinated to give the patient the impression of almost being in a typical Nordic chalet. Mikkels Tannhus provides a comforting and relaxing environment.
‘The idea,’ says Esben Kardel, ‘is to reproduce a cosy atmosphere, so the patient can feel at home. We saved the modern design and cold, white walls for the treatment room, where we wanted to keep a clean, modern look.’