Fine Finnish

A pair of crafty designers on a serious budget show that though their apartment may be short on square footage, it’s long on charm.

Last summer, Susanna and Jussi Vento purchased a two-bedroom, 660-square-foot apartment in Helsinki’s Punavuori district, where they live with their one-year-old daughter, Varpu. The building was "an unremarkable ’50s high-rise," says Susanna, "but we liked the light in the apartment, the practical layout, and the original double doors between the rooms."

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Katja Lindroos
Katja Lindroos is a Helsinki-based journalist and producer who wrote "Fine Finnish" for Dwell's April 2011 issue.


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