Nestled among large rocks and trees in the Finnish archipelago, Villa Mecklin seems to hover just above the ground and blends in with the wild landscape beautifully. The house was designed by Huttunen-Lipasti-Pakkanen Architects, an architecture practice based in Helsinki, Finland. From the beginning, the project’s progress was set at a relaxed pace, as the clients are friends of the architects. “Villa Mecklin has mainly been a self-build project. Contract documents or complete working drawings were not necessary because any problems were resolved on site,” said the studio. Sitting in a small depression in the rocks, the house opens up towards the shoreline via a spacious terrace, which becomes the defining feature of the design. Sheltered by sloping sides that also frame the view and featuring an integrated fireplace hidden under a hatch, the terrace provides the ideal outdoor socializing space. The cozy interior contains two bedrooms and a bathroom at the back, with a kitchen, dining room and living room at the front area of the residence, where glass sliding doors offer an unrestricted view of the waterline. A sauna and a stove-heated cabin for guests are located just off the terrace. Simple and natural materials are used throughout; the untreated wood surfaces will naturally age and gain a gray patina over time, making the villa look even more in harmony with the surrounding wilderness. Photography by Marko Huttunen.

villa-mecklin-gessato-1

villa-mecklin-gessato-5

villa-mecklin-gessato-4

villa-mecklin-gessato-8

villa-mecklin-gessato-9

villa-mecklin-gessato-10

villa-mecklin-gessato-11

villa-mecklin-gessato-3

    string(5) "admin"
Tags: , ,

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

  • Caterpillar Hill House

    A wood-clad home inspired by tree houses. Named Caterpillar Hill, this wood-clad house rises from…

  • The Filter Pavilion

    A space of quiet reflection in the middle of Times Square. Designed by CLB Architects…

  • Art House

    Three volumes arranged around a courtyard in Palo Alto, California. When the owners of a…

  • Cabin Rones

    A cabin with views of a Norwegian fjord. Located on a steep site in Rones,…

  • Brick House with Tower

    A contemporary brick house that celebrates Norwegian masonry traditions. Inspired by the masonry building traditions…

  • Gutshof Güldenhof

    A farming complex from the 18th century converted into a multi-functional art center. Located in…

  • The Aperture House

    An extension inspired by photography and the flexibility of modern lifestyles. Named Aperture House, this…

  • The Bellbird Retreat

    An imaginative design that optimizes both safety and access to gorgeous views for a retreat…

Around the world

  • Hotel Grand Stark

    A building from 1908 transformed into a stylish boutique hotel. Located in the Central Eastside…

  • The Circulo Mexicano Hotel

    A 19th century residential building transformed into a hotel with Shaker-inspired furniture. Located in the…

  • Plácido y Grata Hotel

    A boutique hotel located in a restored manor house from the 19th century. After years…

loader