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 Hundsethgården

 
Hundsethgården ( Hundseth Building)
Address: Havnegata (Bakerigata) 61, 9960 Kiberg
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Client: Martin Hundseth
Construction System /
Materials:
Notched log construction and half-timbering, timber materials from Russia
Building Type: House / business
Year of Construction: 1870-1900
The Hundseth building is situated in the centre of the fishing village of Kiberg, the largest settlement in the municipality aside from the town of Vardø. Kiberg lies about 10 km from Vardø and just south of the easternmost point of mainland Norway, Kibergneset. The fishing village was spared destruction during the German retreat from Finnmark in autumn 1944. Many of the old village buildings are still standing today.

Hundsethgården is a 2½-storey residence with business premises with a saddle roof and mid-positioned dormer window, built from Russian timbers. The rectangular façade is clad with yellow-painted, horizontal panelling. The panelling and moulding are inspired by a Swiss style, including alternating horizontal and vertical panelling separated by weatherboards. The corner casings, together with the door and the window frames, are painted white. The height of the roof and its angle distinguish themselves from the typical Swiss style, which generally has a steeper roof. The mid-placed entrance section demonstrates a symmetrical building plan – with the hall in the middle, a living room on either side of the entrance and the kitchen placed in the middle behind the stairs to the first floor. One of the living rooms was used here as a shop, with direct access from the street. To the rear of the house there is a more recent extension, a kitchen entrance. The house stands on a low wall made of natural stone. It has traditional empire windows, with centre posts and panes divided into three on each side, and surrounds with carved brackets supporting the top board.

The property is situated within the regulating plan for East Kiberg, ratified in 1975, with the regulation objective of “antiquarian preservation environment”. The site’s preservation level is high and the building has been listed in 1990, according to The Cultural Heritage law.
Literature: Niemi, Einar (ed.): Partisanbygda Kiberg. Fiskeværet mellom øst og vest. Vadsø 2007.
Publisher: The University of Tromsø, 17.12.2008
Author: I.H.U.
Photographer: I.H.U.



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