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There's something comforting about those steep roofs blanketed in thick layers of snow. The Finnish-American architect, David Salmela, has winter architecture in his bones. He was born into a Finnish family and grew up in Minnesota. If you like his snowy exteriors shown up top, warm up with some of his works' interiors after the jump...

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

Salmela practices in Duluth, Minnesota, where he creates homes for "everyday people—not corporate executives, not art collectors, not style-conscious celebrities". Read more on Salmela in Residential Architect. And see more of Salmela's work on his blog. Photos by Peter Bastianelli-Kerze