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Address: Hvittrask Hvittraskintie 166 | Luoma, Kirkkonummi 02440, Finland
Phone Number: +358 (0)40 128 6359
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A Stunning House

Hvitrask is exquisite. A group of architects lived here and the design of the whole building is wonderful. There are motifs in the main rooms which are picked up in miniature in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 19, 2015
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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Hvitrask is exquisite. A group of architects lived here and the design of the whole building is wonderful. There are motifs in the main rooms which are picked up in miniature in the charming nursery, and the jugenstil of the buildings and contents combines traditional Finnish folk character with pleasing early 20C design. I never tire of the place, and... More 

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Turku, Finland
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104 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Hvitträsk is definitely worth a trip, no matter the weather. It shows character in every weather and the house feels like a living entity with different moods in different lightings. Even if there are a lot of tourists around, they seem to disappear into the vast grounds and you have room to move (except on Christmas market days, so I've... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Architecture fans should definitely make the trip, especially if you're a Frank Lloyd Wright or Eero Saarinen fan or have any interest in Arts & Crafts or Art Nouveau (e.g., if you love Barcelona). It was also nice to get out of Helsinki and into the beautiful Finnish countryside. We took the train to Luoma (definitely no taxis there--barely a... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

An incredible house in an incredible location high above one of the most beautiful lakes in Finland. For lovers of art nouveau or great architecture, it is a must. If you like Frak Lloyd Wright, you will love Hvittrask. We took the train from Helsinki to Kauklahti and no trouble catching a taxi at the taxi stand at the station.

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Portland, Oregon
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596 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Hvitträsk was the private residence of Eliel Saarinen (built 1901-1903 by architects Herman Gesellius, Armas Lindgren and Eliel Saarinen), near Helsink. It is a very inviting, large home on top of a hill overlooking Lake Vitträsk. We were in the area for four days, so this made a nice excursion. It might have been more interesting if we had been... More 

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Helsinki
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104 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This house situated 30 kilometers west of Helsinki, and close to Kirkkoniemi, was built in the National Romantic style for three famous architects from the turn of the previous century, and of whom Eliel Saarinen was the most famous. We visited this place set in a forest, and a short distance from a beautiful lake on a bright sunny day... More 

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1 Thank PeterHelsinki
Kirkkonummi, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 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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5 reviews
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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78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 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
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118 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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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