- Interior Design: Kaire Kemp-Tišler, Ea Andla
- Location: M. Metsanurga 8a, Tallinn, Estonia
- Size: 406m2
- Status: completed 2007
- Construction: AS Merko Ehitus
- Client: private
- Photos: Kaido Haagen, Martin Siplane, Arne Maasik, Ülo Josing
Organising a competition for a private house is an unusual event, even more so if the competition is for three houses at once. This opportunity presented itself in the form of a corner lot in Nõmme, where three friends wished to build three prominent and similar homes that would also fit into the milieu of Nõmme (district in Tallinn, mainly private houses since the end of 19th century). Of the three houses, only one (the White House) was built in its original form; one of the lots changed owners and the house was redesigned to be larger (the Black House), and an architect with a completely different style was given the commission for the third. Only a closed-off concrete surface imprinted with traces of the formwork is visible to passerby: the building’s expressive form can only be seen from the yard.
The house is spread out on the lot and only one corner, which accommodates the study, is taller as a counterpoint. The broken surfaces of the white anodised aluminium eaves and the abundant use of glass create an immediately recognisable face for the house.