Cosy wooden home in Rovaniemi, Finland

This cosy wooden home has been completed by Rovaniemi Log House company in Summer 2018. Take a look at this beautiful house and be inspired to build a home of your dreams!

Floor plan of the cosy wooden cottage by Rovaniemi Log House.
Floor plan of the cosy wooden cottage by Rovaniemi Log House.

We are particularly proud of this project because it is built in our hometown of Rovaniemi, the capital of Finnish Lapland. This log house is situated by the picturesque river, just 10 minute drive away from the city centre.

Cosy wooden cottage by Rovaniemi Log House, situated on the shore of Ounasjoki river.
Cosy wooden cottage by Rovaniemi Log House, situated on the shore of Ounasjoki river.

The project is a custom design for one of our trusted customers. Although it is not based the projects from our log house collection, however, it still reminds of the Prestige project, sharing many same of the same floor plan solutions. We would be happy to do a custom design for your house as well! Just contact us!

Cosy wooden home recently built by Rovaniemi Log House.
Cosy wooden home recently built by Rovaniemi Log House.

The house is built for a small family of three.  Thus, it has the house area of only 131,5 sq. m. and the living area of 120 sq. m.  Here is the floor plan:

Floor plan of the cosy wooden cottage by Rovaniemi Log House.
Floor plan of the cosy wooden cottage by Rovaniemi Log House.

The small size is explained by the fact that there is already a second log house structure on the plot. It now works as a sauna house, and it has a spacious living / hobby room, as well as a guest room. This is the view from the terrace of the sauna house.

Log house duo of sauna and main wooden house.
Log house duo of sauna and main wooden house.

Building log houses in a residential area has been somewhat challenging because of the building regulations. Thanks to our modern solutions such as the city corner, we are able to place  the wooden log house in the city area without any problems. Here is a photo of the city corner solution from the times when the wooden building was under construction:

Log house with classic city corner in Rovaniemi Finland
Log house with classic city corner in Rovaniemi Finland

The log used for the outer walls is 205 x 275 mm squared laminated log. Such log is a great solution for residential area, as it is both durable, good looking and warm. The facades of the house are very modern and minimalistic:

Facade view of the cosy wooden cottage by Rovaniemi Log House.
Facade view of the cosy wooden cottage by Rovaniemi Log House.

The house has a concrete basement with logs sitting on top. The logs were delivered from the factory already numbered. Putting them in place was as easy as putting pieces of legos together.

Modern log house construction site in the middle of the city of Rovaniemi
Modern log house construction site in the middle of the city of Rovaniemi

Entering this little wooden chalet, one can smell the fresh wooden log! The central space of this wooden home is dominated by the spacious kitchen / dining room.

Kitchen in a cosy wooden home by Rovaniemi Log House.
Kitchen in a cosy wooden home by Rovaniemi Log House.

Next photos shows the kitchen utilities of the chalet, as well as the entrance to the spacious housekeeping room which also holds the necessary heating equipment for the house.

Kitchen utilities in a cosy wooden home by Rovaniemi Log House.
Kitchen utilities in a cosy wooden home by Rovaniemi Log House.

The kitchen of the house has a minimalistic appearance with a marble counter.

Kitchen sink in a cosy wooden cottage by Rovaniemi Log House.
Kitchen sink in a cosy wooden cottage by Rovaniemi Log House.

There is a fair amount of space for dishes in the armoire at the back wall of the kitchen.

Kitchen and window view in a cosy wooden cottage by Rovaniemi Log House.
Kitchen and window view in a cosy wooden cottage by Rovaniemi Log House.

The kitchen and living room share the common open space. It is a great solution for a wooden house with a smaller living area. There is light coming from both sides of the house.

Kitchen table, new cosy wooden home by Rovaniemi Log House.
Kitchen table, new cosy wooden home by Rovaniemi Log House.

Living room is compact but dfeels very cosy. There is entrance to the main bedroom on the left, as well as to the terrace on the right side.

Living room in a cosy wooden cottage by Rovaniemi Log House.
Living room in a cosy wooden cottage by Rovaniemi Log House.

The living room is equipped with a fireplace which will bring warmth and light during the short and cold winter days!

Living room with a chimney in a cosy wooden cottage by Rovaniemi Log House.
Living room with a chimney in a cosy wooden cottage by Rovaniemi Log House.

This wooden home stays true to the minimalistic Scandinavian design, which both functional and stylish.

Wooden home with Scandinavian design, produced by Rovaniemi Log House.
Wooden home with Scandinavian design, produced by Rovaniemi Log House.

Finnish design from Iittala complements the already Scandinavian-looking milieux.

Table in the living room of a wooden log house.
Table in the living room of a wooden log house.

The master bedroom of this cosy chalet looks very minimalistic a the time of the visit, however, the owners say some of the furniture is yet to be delivered.

Master bedroom in a cosy wooden cottage by Rovaniemi Log House.
Master bedroom in a cosy wooden home by Rovaniemi Log House.

The master bedroom has access to a small storage, built in the wall. This reduces the need for a bulky armoire. The door in the above picture leads to the shower / bathroom, which can also be accessed from the housekeeping room.

Bathroom in a cosy wooden log house made in Rovaniemi.
Bathroom in a cosy wooden log house made in Rovaniemi.

The second bedroom is conveniently situated on the other side of the house.

Second bedroom in a cosy wooden cottage by Rovaniemi Log House.
Second bedroom in a cosy wooden cottage by Rovaniemi Log House.

The second toilet / bathroom is right nearby. Next to it, there is a closet for outdoor and winter clothing. It occupies a similar space.

Toilet in a cosy wooden log house made in Rovaniemi.
Toilet in a cosy wooden log house made in Rovaniemi.

The door in the living room leads to the small outside terrace. There is a second bigger terrace on the left, outside the sauna building.

Terrace of the cosy wooden cottage by Rovaniemi Log House.
Terrace of the cosy wooden cottage by Rovaniemi Log House.

The yard has a great view towards the river, as well as a cosy lawn.

Terrace and yard of a cosy wooden cottage, recently completed by Rovaniemi Log House.
Terrace and yard of a cosy wooden home, recently completed by Rovaniemi Log House.

We hope that you enjoyed this virtual journey into this cosy Finnish log house.

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