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Hvittrask

Hvittraskintie 166, Helsinki, Finland (Kampinmalmi)
09/221-9230
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Ranked #29 of 147 attractions in Helsinki
Type: Architectural Buildings, Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Jun 23, 2014
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funchal
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Very nice site with beautiful architecture. Basically a story how Saarinen & co swapped wives, drank and designed buildings in a awesome romantic site.

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brecon, powys
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This house is a real find and only about an hour by car from Helsinki city centre. It is set in an elevated position above a lake and seemed on the grey misty day that we visited, to be in a world of its own. Now owned and operated by the state , we were the only one`s there on... More

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Kuwait
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I'm not much of a history buff, and although I appreciate architecture as much as the next guy, I wasn't very impressed with this "museum." Initially a house for a group of Finnish architects, Hvittrask is now an open museum. It features everything you would find in a...erm...house. Bathrooms, living room, pantries and what have you. We covered the entire... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a fair drive from the centre of Helsinki but if you are an architecture fan YOU NEED TO SEE THIS ... it's Jugend in one package ! From the design of the hinges to the doors, the arches to the slope of the rooves, it's Jugend ! Saarinen revelled in this and if you're a Saarinen fan SO... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Visit - a fantastic place - architecture & nature. The summer home of one of the great 20th century design / architecture families - the Saarinens. A quick ride outside Helsinki - go,

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Vancouver BC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Hvittrask is built above a lake; it's a compound of buildings first designed and occupied by three Finnish architects about a century ago. But it doesn't feel dated at all--it's as "modern" in its sensibility as the gleaming buildings of downtown Espoo, nearby. It's fascinating to see how the architects used Finnish styles and motifs, and how confidently they did... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

A must see if your into Finnish design. A beautiful house and museum set on the lake. Very detailed back store about 3 Finnish designers (Saarien, Lindgren, Gesellius) who used this as a summer house for inspiration. If the weather is nice - enjoy s stroll down by the lake. Getting there will mean either renting a car, or taking... More

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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Really Really nice setting but the food was indeed average compared to price. Service unprofessional and the waiting time quite long. This place is too expensive for it's quality.

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new jersey
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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

A must do. Easy 35 train ride and then a very pretty 3 km walk (train lets you off in the middle of NOwhere!) and then staff can call you a taxi, if you do not want to walk back, make sure to allow 20?? Mins to view the interview with eero's daughter in the basement of the house, and... More

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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Hvitträsk is situated outside of Helsinki, so you have to take a bus or a train (to Kirkkonummi) to go there, but it is surely worth the visit. If you like the design of Helsinki Central railway station or the National museum, you'll love Hvitträsk. This is the place to get the full idea of the Finnish national romantic style... More

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