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Address: Hvittraeskintie 166 | Luoma, Kirkkonummi 02440, Finland
Phone Number: 358401286359

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Lovely day trip out of Helsinki for architecture buffs & nature lovers

This makes a lovely day trip out of Helsinki. The houses in the compound, designed by Eliel Saarinen, father of Eero, and the partners in his architectural practice. The buildings... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This makes a lovely day trip out of Helsinki. The houses in the compound, designed by Eliel Saarinen, father of Eero, and the partners in his architectural practice. The buildings and their interiors are in the Finnish arts & craft style, reminiscent of Jugenstihl. Aside from the interest in architecture and design, the houses are located in a stunning location... More 

Thank andmar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful house, well restored, I would come back here again! The gardens are beautiful and there is a long staircase down to the water. If you don't want to climb the stairs back to the top, there is a path that leads back up to the house that is slightly less steep

Thank E B
Sydney, Australia
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221 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

We travelled from Helsinki to see this example of real Finnish design and we're thrilled to visit this arts and craft style home. The location overlooking the lake is stunning and the gardens are lovely for a picnic.

Thank Bruce N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016

It's interesting to see the three architectural styles come together into one complex. I suggest stopping at the cafe for a quick lunch if possible. We enjoyed the food and a cup of tea.

Thank Tilly524
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Helen K
Turku, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank MsPeppa
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank PhyllisFP
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank david43501
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank TJandTR
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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