This 600 square foot summer cottage is a guest cabin and owner’s retreat. Perched high on a granite ridge, the cabin has panoramic views of high latitude forest and lake Saimaa in Eastern Finland. The double height living room pulls the outside in with over-sized operable windows on the north and south. A whimsical loft opens down into the living room with a slotted wood floor. The interior reveals untreated pine log walls and bare roof rafters. The exterior is treated with iron oxide, a treatment which accelerates the natural graying process of wood. Vertical screening filters light, gives the cabin pleasant visual proportions, and increases the lifespan of the log structure. The gable roof form and log walls are common in Finnish cabins, while the details, volume, and quality of light are unexpected.