The summer house of Robert and Iija Horwood is located in Eckerö, on a rocky eastern slope overlooking a bay. The building comprises of two parts with a differing character: a hand-hewn aspen log frame and an openable glass section with a stud frame.
The living room, sauna and dressing area have a dusky atmosphere. The light changing along the course of the day brings the hand-hewn, untreated log surfaces to life. The floors are of oiled birch and the ceiling is lined with common alder.
In contrast to the dusky enclosed section, the veranda-type living area basks in sunlight. In the kitchen you find yourself amidst foliage the seascape is very much present, too. The sliding glass walls can be opened in every direction.
The facades are made out of untreated aspen, which over time develops a beautiful gray colour. The untreated aspen, oiled birch and common alder of the interior warmly contrast to the silvery exterior.