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Address: Hvittraeskintie 166 | Luoma, Kirkkonummi 02440, Finland
Phone Number: 358401286359
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Beautiful Group of Buildings

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2016
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5 of 5 stars 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

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Sydney, Australia
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219 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Bruce N
Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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257 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 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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107 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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670 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 274 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 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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Kirkkonummi, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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