If you want a tasteful home with a sense of drama, you’ll love this spruce-clad cabin. Helsinki-based studio Mer Arkkitehdit set this white minimalist home into a rocky cliff that overlooks sublime coastal views in multiple directions. In addition to stunning landscape vistas, the compact Stormvillan home features a beautiful contemporary interior carefully furnished for a clean, modern, and cozy character.



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Located in Hanko, Finland, the 210-square-meter Stormvillan is set at the heart of the historic villa district characterized by grand wooden villas leftover from the late 19th century. Topped with a zinc roof, the new-build project echoes the local vernacular with its spruce cladding painted with traditional linseed oil paint similar to its surrounding predecessors.

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Unlike its historic neighbors, Stormvillan cuts deep into the rocky terrain on which it sits, submerging its basement level below ground. The aboveground Y-shaped main floor opens up in three directions, each optimized for views and to fit the natural shape of the rock. The living room faces the sea, the lounge looks west for sunsets across the dining terrace, and the master bedroom frames storm-swept junipers and pine trees. Large glazed walls are also used on the ground floor to reveal bare bedrock, a sharp contrast to the smooth white-painted interior.

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The large glazed openings illuminate the open-plan interior with natural light. Light-colored untreated wood complements the almost all-white interior. The ground floor and the main floor are connected via a carpet-clad staircase, as well as an elevator to accommodate the clients, an elderly couple. The roof of the ground floor level doubles as a wood terrace partially covered with a green roof.

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Via ArchDaily

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Stormvillan by Mer Arkkitehdit, Stormvillan in Finland, Stormvillan in Hanko, Contemporary Finnish architecture, Finnish coastal architecture, coastal home with views in Hanko

Stormvillan by Mer Arkkitehdit, Stormvillan in Finland, Stormvillan in Hanko, Contemporary Finnish architecture, Finnish coastal architecture, coastal home with views in Hanko