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Address: Hvittrask Hvittraskintie 166 | Luoma, Kirkkonummi 02440, Finland
Phone Number: +358 (0)40 128 6359
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Beautiful building and lovely restaurant in fantastic nature scenery

A well maintained garden around the magnific building, former home of world known architects, and then the really fantastic nature... Forest, cliffs, the beautiful lake. Even if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Kirkkonummi, Finland
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Kirkkonummi, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A well maintained garden around the magnific building, former home of world known architects, and then the really fantastic nature... Forest, cliffs, the beautiful lake. Even if you don't have time to go inside the fine museum, you should really visit this place just to take a walk in the surroundings.

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Kirkkonummi, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Beautiful place, good food (small portions, not cheap though). Nice nature walk with some signs about the designing architects. Even a beach not many people know about.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

An Excerpt from Finland's National Board of Antiquities Website... "Hvitträsk was built between 1901-1903 by architects Herman Gesellius, Armas Lindgren and Eliel Saarinen. The main building, designed in National Romantic style, built of logs and natural stone, was both a common studio and a home for Eliel Saarinen and Armas Lindgren for some years after it was completed. During that... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Excellent destination for visitors interested to discover the essence of Finnish culture & nature combination. Prepare for a walk in nature to admire amazingly beautiful lake shore. Kids love it. Reachable also with public bus. Good local ingredient restaurant services also available.

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funchal
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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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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Montreal, Canada
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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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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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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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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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