Location: Hämeenkyrö, Finland
Villa Sommarstrand in Southern Finland is a modern Scandinavian wood home built by Heidi and Esa Schroderus. Sommarstrand is the couple’s second Kontio log house, the first one being the classic Kontio Kruunuhaka log house model.
Heidi and Esa travel a lot and the architect’s sketches for Villa Sommarstrand were created on a trip to Italy. Their lake-side property in Southern Finland reminded them of the idyllic Italian landscape with its hills and villages.
Villa Sommarstrand has high rooms and large windows which, together with the white log walls, bathe the inside of the house in light. The modern wood house was designed by a Kontio architect.
"It was great to see how the early sketches became professional drawings and how they were finally transformed into a real house. It is a great feeling!" Esa summarises the design process.