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Hvittrask Hvittraskintie 166 | Luoma, Kirkkonummi 02440, Finland
+358 (0)40 128 6359
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Architectural Buildings, Specialty Museums
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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