These two gabled cabins that form a holiday home seem to be an introvert dream. They are built on the remains of a Soviet-era fishing village by architect Hanna Karits.
The cabins feature pitch-black exteriors and sit on axis with one another, split in the middle by an area of decking that frames a view of the sea, old fishing sheds and the wooden skeletons of boats. The larger of these two structures contains the home itself, while the smaller one houses a boathouse, sauna guest room and kitchenette. A small hot tub has been set into the decking between the two buildings.
The views from the large glass facade open up along the beach towards an evening sunset whereas the fireplace positioned in front of the facade creates an intimate feeling at night. There is a slight step down between the dining and living area, and the ceiling of the mezzanine above the kitchen giving way to a double-height area beneath the pitched roof. Facing out onto a sunken terrace area is a completely glazed gable end, which fills the living space with light as well as allowing for dramatic views out to the landscape. The sunken terrace is protected from the wind and screened by trees.
Externally, the cabins are almost entirely finished in black to oppose the surroundings, with the white-rendered wall of the sunken terrace as the only contrasting pale element. Spruce was used in combination with black stone for the roof and smoked ash for all the terraces. Internally, this appearance has been completely contrasted. Furniture and textiles emphasize the beach holiday vibe, with white painted birch lining walls and ceilings, pale wood furniture and fixings and stone tiling in the bathrooms.