Homes: Kettukallio by Playa Architects
Serving a family of four, this adorable villa is an year-round shelter located in southern Finland. Designed by the Helsinki-based architecture practice Playa Architects, it was built in 2010. The site is set among the breathtaking Finnish landscapes, between cliffs on a fairly steep lakeside beach. This location was discovered by the family during one of their forest walks. The house is divided into two parts, one of which accomodates small bedrooms and the other one comprises more generous living spaces. Those two parts are split by an atrium yard and a covered terrace. Unlike usually, in this case the sauna isn't built as a separate building, but is connected to the house with a covered veranda. It also provides a moment of cooling off after the sauna. The building itself is painted with black distemper paint, blending with the shadows of the pine tree forest. The wooden floors inside the house were sourced from the family-owned sawmill.
Photography: Tuomas Uusheimo