A Log Cabin on an Island in the Gulf of Finland
$1.39 MILLION (1.19 MILLION EUROS)
This 1,300-square-foot cottage sits on a small island near the Porkkala peninsula, about 25 miles from central Helsinki, in the Gulf of Finland. Situated on about two wooded acres with a small sandy beach, the property has two saunas — one in the house and one in a separate, smaller cottage on the beach, said Petri Marttonen, an agent with Habita, which has the listing.
Situated in a narrow inlet and accessible only by boat, the island, called Blamansholmen, is about a fifth of a mile long and has a handful of homes. This property has two piers, with space enough for four boats, Mr. Marttonen said. The nearest marina, close to a small grocery store, is about a five-minute ride.
Built in 1992 from thick pine logs, the house has a wraparound deck to maximize water views. The front entrance opens into a heated glassed-in porch, and then into the living room, with exposed pine walls, a slate fireplace and a vaulted ceiling.
property market report from KTI, a Finnish real estate research company.
Statistics Finland. In 2020, the average price for an apartment in a new building in the Helsinki region was 6,262 euros a square meter ($680 a square foot), compared with 4,238 euros a square meter ($460 a square foot) in the rest of Finland.
Overall in the region, prices of homes in such buildings rose by 4.6 percent over 2019 levels. Detached houses, available only outside the city center, currently go for about 4,500 euros a square meter ($490 a square foot), according to the Etuovi listing portal.