The stronghold was owned by several different families until it became the property of the Brahe family in the 16th century. They rebuilt Knutstorp, transforming it into the stronghold that we can now behold today. The stronghold consisted at that time of two huge buildings with step gables opposite one another, joined by two smaller buildings, thus forming a small courtyard in the middle.
At the approach to the stronghold, we encounter a bust of the astronomer Tycho Brahe. This charming building can be viewed form this point. Knutstorp is not open to the general public, but the Wachtmeister family, the present owner of the stronghold, arranges guided tours for groups. Knutstorp is a modern farm with large areas of forest and arable land.