Initially when we started out, we knew that we would be doing some restoration work after taking over properties, to bring them to the superior level we wanted. Today, practically each 21-5 home project is an immersive exciting total restoration and improvement process, and for several good reasons.
First of all, we have found that it is almost impossible to find properties which fulfill our demands to interior design, concerning choice of materials, color scheme, and functionality. We are very picky, and a property presentation can be deceivingly attractive on photo shoots, when in reality it is often very different.
Second, when we from time to time experience properties which with just a few adjustments could become 21-5 homes, they are often too costly and therefore beyond our economic reach.
Third, we primarily look for the "diamond in the rough," which we can completely transform to beautiful dream homes. This way we are creating the perfect basis for the best and unforgettable vacation experiences for many years to come.
The buidling and construction team
Our highly skilled and experienced building team have the competencies and capabilities needed to manage total long distance restoration projects. All the details related to a project is meticulously managed from our offices while the actual work must take place on the destinations. No easy feat!
We continuously have up to 20 building sites ongoing in different long distance locations. Fortunately, we thrive with bringing order in the myriad of details and complexities.
The building team regularly visits each building project locally to make sure that both time tables and the quality of the work are in alignment with what has been planned and agreed upon. Several of our construction team members are constantly traveling.
To successfully manage long distance vacation home restorations and taking them over the finish line in time either demands a lot of good luck or the right competencies. We do not leave anything to good fortune. Instead, we rely on our wonderful and hardworking people, enjoying the team work and second to none delivery every time.
We care about the details!
In fact, we care about them a lot, and there is no greater satisfaction to discover particular original property details. Either by restoring them or when we uncover details we had not seen at first, but which surface during the rigorous restoration work.
We strive to revive the unique and original details on the properties. From time to time such uniqueness can have faded, but with just a little extra thoughtful effort, a home can be brought back to its original expression, if it makes sense.
In the fall of 2019, a local mayor of a Tuscan village came to visit one of the just completed 21-5 properties in his district. He came to thank us for not only preserving the Tuscan cultural heritage, but also for restoring it where it had been lost. It was a proud and very important moment for us, as it confirms that it is not only us and our 21-5 owners who think what we create is wonderful, but also the local communities.
There is a lot of positive energy around a well rounded and executed 21-5 building project. Energy that our owner families enjoy and absorb to its fullest every time they visit a given 21-5 home on a great destination.
In 2019 we surpassed 100 properties in operation in the 21-5 associations
A 21-5 property must be inviting and visually beautiful, but at the same time a practical and convenient home to stay in. When beauty and functionality are combined in just the right doses, the dream home is uncovered.
If at all possible we make sure that there is a separate bathroom matching each bedroom in the property. It is not always the case that the home was planned this way, but in our experience, the dynamics for the best vacation home are achieved when everybody has their own bathroom.
We never do "walk-through" bedrooms in a 21-5 vacation home. Once you decide to draw back for a well deserved rest in your bedroom, you should not be inconveniently disturbed in your beauty sleep.
Similarly, there are a multitude of aspects which come together in a 21-5 home, and make them vacation homes you come to call your own and love to stay in. Functionality is just one of the important aspects as you will discover.
Local construction teams and craftsmen
We work with and engage with locally based craftsmen and entrepreneurial team locally in all of our restoration projects. From time to time, we can send specialists originating from our offices, but that only happens in extraordinary cases. There are other significant challenges with such an arrangement compared to good local teams.
Typically we will have two entrepreneurial team on each destination working for us. On some locations, they complement each other, on others it is just a good practice to have different approaches to keep cost, time tables and quality of the work in check.
21-5 strives to form long-term partnerships with local entrepreneurs and craftsmen. Usually, we build pleasant and loyal relationships which not only make our day-to-day work easier and more amicable, but more importantly, provide a much higher consistency in workmanship and quality. The better relationships we form, the better the work, and at the end of the day, such solid relationships are to the benefit of our owners and associations.
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Cape Cod, West Palm Beach, Vail Valley, St. Croix, Stowe
Martha's Vineyard, West Palm Beach, Vail Valley, St. Croix, Stowe
“For us, 21-5 is unique because for the price of one vacation property, we are able to co-own five amazing homes on first-rate locations around the world. We really feel at home every time we are on vacation and there no hassle at all like we would have, had we to take care of it all on our own.”
– Annette Banke & Niels Hermansen
“It makes so much sense to me that I can share my vacation homes with my family and friends, besides sharing them with my like-minded co-owners. 21-5 finds the most beautiful locations and transforms them with such great taste and care. This, combined with a professional and friendly property management, makes 21-5 the optimal vacation home concept for me.”
– Pernille Foss
“We were obviously sceptical before we joined 21-5. It almost sounded too good to be true. We have to say that our expectations have been exceeded. Our homes have turned out great. We can highly recommend 21-5.”
– Maureen & Hans Büttner
“Our expectations were very high when we decided to join the 21-5 concept. Well, they’ve all been meet, and more so. We love having five vacation homes with no worries. Each of the homes are a gem. The locations are fantastic, the furnishings and decor are spot on and everything just works. A great bonus is the 21-5 team. Always nice, engaged and incredibly professional.”
– Lise & Jacob Struckmann
“We don’t want to be tied to a single location. With 21-5 we have the freedom to choose, and we have all the joys of ownership, but none of the hassle - it’s excellent.”
– Lotte & David Holm
“The five vacation homes in our owner association have different themes and therefore perfectly covers the vacation needs of our family for - city, sun, hiking and skiing.”
– Lise & Jesper Nerlov
“The variation among the vacation homes, their destinations and thereby the experiences are completely unique.”
– Niels Korsholm
"We got five great vacation homes in five fantastic locations, that we can share with our children, family and friends. Together with our co-owners we have homes that by far exceeds the quality we could have hoped for if we had bought on our own. We so enjoy that 21-5 takes care of the practical stuff, and we also like that our vacation homes are being used most of the year. It was a big decision to join an owner association, but 21-5 has delivered as promised all the way. Great homes, professionally run renovations, full transparency and top notch service. 21-5 has certainly lived up to our high expectations!"
– Ingrid & Klaus Harbo
"We spent a long time looking for our own vacation home but could not find the right place at the right price. With 21-5 we have achieved a much higher vacation home standard. Five unique places around the world giving us much more flexibility and no hassle and no concern of maintenance when we are not there."
– Lene & Danny Feltmann Espersen
"SCEPTICAL??.. we were. But 21-5 has fully lived up to their promises, and more so. It's a fantastic concept that we can highly recommend to anyone who dream of having five beautiful vacation homes in great locations."
– Gitte & Hans Gotke
The 21-5 concept builds on a simple and obvious idea which just makes sense once it is brought to life. This is exactly as we experience it, beautifully executed by the company's staff and leadership.
– Karen & Knud
To participate in a 21-5 association is by far one of the best decisions we have ever made. It has brought us joy and wonderful experiences from the day we signed. Even on an everyday basis it brings us joy just thinking about the 5 fantastic homes we own...
– Bente & Per
We absolutely love our wonderful homes on 5 very attractive destinations. It is an incredible solution because we feel at home in each of the properties at the same time we are avoiding all the hassles and worries that comes with ownership. 21-5 takes care of everything in a very professional and dedicated way....
– Helle & Carl
We are impressed by 21-5's ability to locate the unique locations. All our 5 homes are so wonderful and we would never have been able to find this level of properties and explore the opportunities in them like 21-5 does. The 5 homes have been renovated and filled with gorgeous interior and exterior design which we enjoy to the fullest...
– Anne Marie & Niels
We are so impressed with the dedication and skill with which we have been met by the 21-5 team. Joining 21-5 DK2 is the best decision we have made in many years.
– Bente & Sven
It is very special and joyous to be able to offer friends and family vacations in the wonderful 21-5 homes on beautiful destinations. I am thinking that it must be great for the team behind 21-5 to have SO happy customers. I believe that this concept will become a big and widely popular in the market.
Immediately, we knew 21-5 was something for us. We love to travel and are really happy about the sense of true ownership of each property we have. The 21-5 homes absolutely surpass our expectations, the concept works flawlessly and we are very happy to being a part of 21-5.
– Susanne & Snaebjörn
We are so happy that we said yes and joined 21-5!
– Elisabeth & Kurt
We never regretted joining 21-5. We have gotten much more than we had ever expected. Thank you to the entire team for the second to none service we have received in all of the possible and impossible situations which have arisen. We can only and wholeheartedly recommend 21-5.
– Tine & Elo
We heard about the 21-5 concept the first time from some of our good friends who had read an article...immediately we got excited and only a few weeks later we attended one of 21-5's information meetings in our area. The 21-5 company, with their super charged and always friendly and responsive team has made the 5 beautiful vacation homes the perfect spoiling gift to us and our children.
– Nille & Bo
We are very satisfied having joined 21-5. What we are talking about here is awesome properties on the best locations and homes which are so cozy. We enjoy taking family and friends with us when we visit. We experience a high level of service from the 21-5 organization - no matter who we talk to. We have no concerns as 21-5 handles any challenge. Besides, the acquisition price was very attractive - so far it has also turned out to be a great investment.
– Berit & Leif