Foto:  Jan Haug / Bjerkebæk. 

The Alcove

When the house from Dalseg was finished, Sigrid Undset had for the first time a home office, and her roles as both mother and artist could be fulfilled under the same roof.

The Master of Hestviken was the first work that she wrote largely in the peace and quiet of her new workroom, far away form the noise and commotion of the househould help and her children.

Here Undset could shift her gaze from the woods and birds outside and look inward, into the human heart, wich no matter what the era ... never changes." (Source: Nan B. Skille - Inside the Gate)