Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Architecture Wednesday: Black House on the Rocks

This custom log home, by Pluspuu, sits on a slab of  bedrock in the Turku archipelago in Finland. It’s the perfect getaway house, not so large at just 1600 square feet, with three bedrooms, two bathrooms ... one with a sea view, and one with a woods view, a kitchen, and a large great room overlooking a 1,000 square feet of decking with amazing views out to sea. In addition to this main house, there is a separate sauna—because it’s Finland, you know—and a two-room guest house sited along the shore.

Pluspuu built the home out of non-settling solid logs with mitered corner joints, so there is no need for insulation. The roof is sheet metal insulated with eco-friendly wood fiber, and the home is heated with geothermal heat distributed via underfloor heating. The carbon footprint of the construction of a log house is extremely small, and the timber will act as a carbon sink for the house’s entire lifespan.

I like the sleek lines and the wide open interior, and the environmentally friendliness of the whole spot, but, yeah, it’s a black house, and I am still trying to convince Carlos to paint our home black, so this is a good example.

But the views …


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6 comments:

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Love it.
Love the location, the layout and the decor. It may seem a little cold with all the grays, but THE VIEWS! Fab.
I also like the idea of white and natural wood. Great inspo. I’m saving this one.

XoXo

Mistress Maddie said...

Oh my yes!!!!!! I too love this one! This would fit in quite perfect here in the Pocono Mountains!!!!!! I love the deck areas.

the dogs' mother said...

Loverly, loverly views!

uptonking said...

Wow. That is one quaint little cabin. That's my idea of roughing it. Do you think those photographers could come take pics of my bunker and make them look like this? Yeah... I didn't think so.

Moving with Mitchell said...

I love this. And especially because it’s not an obscenely huge mega mansion. Finland is a wonderful country... except for the weather.

Travel said...

Love the location, I could fix the floorplan (so much space in the utility room for a modest size home) and put in a nicer kitchen, the heart of the home.