Stormvillan is a project implemented by Helsinki-based architectural practice Mer Architects.
The residence is situated right at the heart of the historic villa district of Finnish town called Hanko, which used to be a popular spa resort for the Russian nobility in the late 19th century. The team of Mer Architects seamlessly blended Stormvillan into the style of the surrounding villas, meandering beaches and beautiful sea. The shape of the 210 square meters house is a result of the topographical conditions of the site, its angles were designed with an ambition to fit the into the natural shape of rocks and enjoy the fantastic views out to the sea.
The ground floor cuts into the rock and visitors are guided through a narrow hallway with a glazed wall facing the revealed bedrock. The entrance floor consists of space that opens out to the three directions - the living room to a long view out to sea, the lounge west for sunsets across the dining terrace and the master bedroom takes in the junipers and wind blown pine trees of the cliff it stands on. Finishes are kept simple and light. The double-height spaces are held in white, while the floor is covered in pale wood boards.