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The Sweet Charm of a Finnish Treehouse

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House Kekkapaa in North Espoo, Finland includes a family home with the feeling of a treehouse – and a garden sauna –  as well as a workshop.

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POOK Arkkitehtitoimisto Oy designed the house with a glassed in outdoor dining patio at its heart.

The main building comprises two zones – living and working – and this glass-roofed conservatory linking the two.

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Indoors, in typical Scandinavian style, a playroom/gym is squeaky clean, white from top to bottom, offset by bold color.

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During the day the living area is used for in-home child-care.

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The shallow gable of the roof echoes the traditional homes in the area.

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The building has been partially excavated into the slope for close contact with nature.

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Upstairs the deck offers a peaceful sunset view through the sparse pines across the Finnish waterscape.

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Freestanding glulam columns, plywood and tension bars at the end give the frame the required stiffness.

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Sited between the living and working areas of the house, the conservatory acts as a shared dining space and as the meeting room of the office.

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The office space can later be transformed into a separate apartment.

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At the end of the garden, along a solitary path, a freestanding sauna offers an escape on chilly winter nights.

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His and hers showers mean no-one has to wait to relax in the welcoming sauna after racing in on a snowy night.

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At the end of the day, a charming and peaceful space can be found in the quiet of this sweet and simple Scandinavian bedroom.

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