Our building is partly a church, designed by the famous architect Lars Sonck in 1929. It is located in Punavuori, a hip but also very pleasant neighbourhood...
Modern wood/concrete architect designed house
Modern wood/concrete architect designed house
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- 3 Bedrooms
- Sleeps 5
- 2 baths
About our home
LOOKING FOR: ALPS/Mountains or French Mediterranean for summer 2017. Lonely Planet selected Finland as one of the top countries to visit in 2017 so now is the time! (we'll be celebrating a centenary of independence in 2017)
Our 150 sqm house near near Helsinki centre awaits your visit. Enjoy our unique sauna/bathroom area with a underground zen garden and the modern architecture of the house.
Our home is located in a quiet residential area about 10 km from the centre of Helsinki. As you can see from the photos the architecture in our home is quite unique. The house is a split level house on five levels with interesting views through the house. The underground level has a sauna with a wood burning stove and a zen garden with a rock wall. If you are a lover of modern but warm architecture this is for you.
One bedroom with a king size bed 180 x 200 cm (has a baby cot as well). One children's bedroom with a single bed 70 x 160 cm. Comfortable 160 x 200 cm sofa bed downstairs with a view to the zen garden through windows. Large living room with huge windows on both sides the other side facing nature and a concrete water tower hovering like an UFO. Hence the concrete inside our house.
Easily visit Helsinki with a bus+metro connection (about 30 min) or 15 min with a car. One of the largest shopping malls (Itäkeskus) in Helsinki area is only 2 km away.
Lots of toys for kids aged 1-6. Two places for attaching swings or gymnastic rings on the terrace (swings: baby/larger or gymnastic rings available). Sand pit and a small deck for a small summer splash pool on the upper grassy area.
Our 5 levels:
-1/2: Basement with in-situ concrete walls: Sauna, bathroom, Room with a a fireplace and floor to ceiling walls facing a rock wall - and comfortable sofa bed (160 x 200 cm), separate toilet and a house keeping room with a washing machine. Entrance to the zen garden.
0: Entrance to the street and.
1/2: Kitchen, dining room and a study with computer. Door to back yard terrace with dining table and a swing.
1: Living room with a fire place and large windows on both ends. Entrance to back yard smaller terrace and large street side balcony with a small table and chairs.
1 1/2: Master bedroom with a walk in dressing room, Bed 180 x 200 cm. Smaller bedroom with a 70 x 160 cm bed and girl's toys. Bathroom. Large balcony on back yard side entrance from master bedroom.
Why visit Finland?
DURING WINTER the sun rises late and goes down early so you can have absolute relaxation in our house. If you don't want to rise early there is no need - sleep late and have a late breakfast. If you like then do some outdoor activities and then come back and heat up the traditional wood burning stove in our modern sauna and enjoy the excellent "löyly" our sauna gives. Soak up in the bath tub watching the lit rock face from the tub. Fire up one of the fire places and have a glass of wine.
IN SUMMER the sun barely sets so you can enjoy maximum amount of daylight and be outside and enjoy the energy at the city when Finnish people are most friendly and social. Enjoy they numerous outdoor activities and the Finnish nature at its best. If you are adventurous it might be also possible to visit our family lake side cabin in eastern Finland (very simple with electricity but no running water).
IN AUTUMN (late aug/sep) is for nature lovers as the trees start to turn all kinds of colour from yellow to red. It is the best time for small hikes in the near by nature areas to discover small lakes and have a cup of coffee and perhaps some picnic snacks by the public fire places.
DURING SPRING you can still do some snow activities when the sun might show up. Ski on the frozen sea and/or lakes or do some outdoor ice skating on the public skate rinks nearby or in the city centre.
There are lots to do in Helsinki with its new and interesting restaurants and cafes popping up frequently. Also special restaurant days many times a year where ordinary people offer food for sale around the city. Helsinki is conveniently small but lively city. See the links for more information.
Also a possibility to rent/exchange our car if you need more flexibility in moving around the Helsinki area or do some sightseeing.
For further happenings and activities in Helsinki check: http://www.visithelsinki.fi/en
- Main home
- Equipped for kids
- No pets
More about us
- We're a family of four with children aged five and two. Henri is a creative director, Tiina is a microbiologist.
- Our interests are places that are somehow original and genuine. Mountains, city or sea.
- Fond of good food, architecture and arts.
Where is it?
- Buzzy restaurants
- Everything from Michelin starred to nice street food in Helsinki
- Cool bars
- Helsinki has lots to offer.
- Cozy cafés
- Cafe culture is booming in Helsinki.
- Retail therapy
- ITIS shopping mall - largest in Finland, small shops of Helsinki Downtown within easy reach.
- Bit of culture
- Museums are plenty, from Kiasma's modern art all the way to natural history museum with dinosaur skeletons.
- Walks in the park
- Arboretum (2 km), Nuuksio national park (45 km)
- Spot of exercise
- Almost everything imaginable in 2 km radius, ice rink (indoor/outdoor), skiing, tennis, football...
- Day tripping
- Helsinki Downtown, Porvoo, Hanko, even Tallinn 90 min ferry trip away (Estonia).
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