finnish country house tour: bovik farm

Bovik country house Finland

photo: sally schneider

One of the pleasures of meeting Sebastian Nurmi and his wife Ülle when we were in Finland was the quick tour of their home on Bovik Farm. It is an amazing combination of charm, style, warmth and REAL…

A sheepskin covered settee in the windowed entranceway to enjoy the view, or take off your muddy boots…

Bovik Farm Finland farm house

photo: sally schneider

…the living room is serene and comfortable with an understated stylishness…

Bovik farm home Living Room Finland

photo: sally schneider

…we love the tailored board that becomes a surface on the ottoman…

Bovik country house living room Finland

photo: sally schneider

…and cozy library corner which gives a clear view through the main windows to the lands beyond…

Bovik Farm house Living Room Finland

photo: sally schneider

A screenprint by one of Finland’s most famous artist Miina Äkkijyrkkä, hangs in the stairwell. Her only subject and passion is the indigenous Kyytto cows, which Nurmi raises. (Check out her giant colorful cow sculptures made of car parts here.)

Bovik Farm Finland stair well

photo: sally schneider

The Nurmi’s are serious cooks. The kitchen is fueled by two stoves: one new and a traditional wood-fired flat-top and hearth:

Bovik Farm Kitchen Finland

photo: sally schneider

Bovik Farm Finland stove

photo: sally schneider

Bovik homestead Finland

photo: sally schneider

= dream house!

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3 Responses to finnish country house tour: bovik farm

  1. Jim 10.21.2011 at 8:15am #

    Dream house indeed! It looks like Carl Larsson’s house with a few modern appliances added in. If there is a heaven, my house there would look like that.

  2. Rozlyn Levine 01.03.2019 at 12:10pm #

    I want to see some winter photos, too, please.

  3. Sally Schneider 01.03.2019 at 5:11pm #

    Yeah, I know. The place is very compelling. I visited in August…sorry.

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