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Typical Finnish Simplicity Celebrated in Villa Mecklin

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Finns love to keep a cottage on the archipelago on the Baltic Sea where they can commune with nature during the long hours of “midnight sun” – as seen here.

At the typically Finnish ‘Villa Mecklin’ designed by Helsinki firm Huttunen-Lipasti-Pakkanen Architects, a very uncontrived fire pit is covered over when not in use.

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(This girl is standing on the spot where the fire pit is.) Simple cottages dot the many islands within the archipelago reflecting an unpretentious Finnish design sensibility.

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The island setting is rocky with low vegetation and ground cover moss, grasses, heather and juniper bushes around. The untreated wood outside will just turn Grey naturally.

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The entire living space is just under 800 square feet, with the kitchen at the far end of this room. Storage is in virtually every wall. Frugal waste-not-want-not design like this is green because it minimizes impact on resources.

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Sleeping quarters for the family are in the central block behind the wall.

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The bedrooms and a bathroom are accessed by the short central passage connecting the back door straight through to the view out to sea.

Source: Architonic
Photos: Marko Huttunen

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