Set in a picturesque landscape with plenty of rustic charm in Finland is a fabulous modern villa that seems to bring together different styles and even more contrasting worlds! Designed by Mer Arkkitehdit this seaside ecsape offers much more than a view of the waves with different vistas presenting a trio of completely different sceneries.
Despite its private and modest street façade the house opens up towards the view below as its rear front features large glass windows and sliding doors that bring the outdoors inside. With an interior in wood and concrete this smart Swiss home combines a hint of rustic charm with refined modernity in a seamless fashion.
A unique feature of the house is its distinctive pitched roof and polygon façade that were largely determined by the slope of the site local building norms and a desire of the homeowners to combine privacy with unabated views.
The beautiful Finnish villa is much more than just the view on offer with its unique design combining a touch of coastal charm with classic villa design and modern ergonomics. A wooden terrace gable roof and a section of the home that acts as the green roof create a fusion of the modern and the traditional even as the open interior is filled with ample natural light. Part of the home is etched into the bedrock on the site and it is this rock that acts as an inimitable wall in certain parts of the residence.
Adaptive reuse and smart extensions have largely replaced home transformations that involve replacing existing structures with entirely new buildings. Apart from saving time energy and resources this also preserves a sense of history and nostalgia.
On the inside it is cement blocks that set the ambiance with some painted in bright red and others left exposed. A gorgeous and striking kitchen island in red and an equally dramatic staircase in bright yellow bring even more color indoors.
When you picture your dream home does it have a white picket fence? It has become somewhat of an American dream – a little suburban house with a white fence that gives the outdoors a charming look and clearly says home. Such a fence is perfect for traditionally built houses and newer more modern houses as well. Check out this roundup of homes with a for inspiration!