House Crazy Sarah came across this enchanting historic farmhouse in one of her old house groups on Facebook, where ordinary people post their extraordinary homes.
This farm in Finland belongs to Philip, who purchased it last fall and has been doing a very careful renovation ever since.
“The house was built in 1907, even though the estate is much older. On the premises, the old house still stands. It was quite common to build a new house, either because they were in need of one more house, or because the old one wasn’t ‘modern’ enough.”
This “newer” 1907 time capsule home that Philip acquired was last renovated in 1955 and he aims to maintain much of the vintage character.
Have a look inside…
The quaint interior has a storybook quality about it.
Philip explains that since the home has been untouched since the 1950’s, a lot of the original details are still intact, such as fireplaces, floors, and ceilings.
Have a look at the cookstove in the kitchen that Philip salvaged…
Philip describes how being a steward of this historic home is: “a huge responsibility and I don’t want to ruin anything by making any rash decisions. During the last couple of months, I’ve already learned to love several things that I wasn’t too fond of in the beginning, so getting to know the house is key.”
“My motto is letting the house decide the course of the renovation. I’m letting the house become my dream home, rather than forcing my imaginary dream home on the existing house.”
“These wood burning ovens are called Kachelofens, and are very popular in Scandinavia. Inside the tube, there are several channels that will let the smoke circulate so that the heat stays inside much longer. In my house I have 5 of them, plus 2 other ovens.”
The land on which the Scandinavian farmstead is located is raw and beautiful…
A special thank you to Philip for sharing this amazing home with us!
You can see many more of Philips house photos on his Instagram page:
ps……… to view more Scandinavian character, check out this Charming Rural Swedish Cottage and this gorgeous Norwegian Dream House.