Finnish Summer Houses by Jari & Sirkkaliisa Jetsonen (c2008)
Finland's climate and landscape share much in common with our own Wisconsin. And just like here, when winter finally gives way to warmer weather, many Finns retreat to their "up north" summer properties. This book showcases 20 such properties, each created by a different Finnish architect for his/her own personal use. Despite spanning 100 years of design and construction, the cottages depicted are all more alike than different, especially in their sensititivety to their idyllic wooded surroundings. Achingly beautiful, each turn of the page had me yearning for spring and a retreat of my own. Check catalog for availability.
- submitted by Tom @ MPL Central