The manor in Ääsmäe traces its origins to 1574, when king John III of Sweden presented the estate as a gift to his secretary Johann Berends. The present building was built in the 1770's when the manor was under the ownership of the Baltic German family von Toll, possibly by designs made by architect Johann Schultz. It is a stylish early classicist ensemble with several preserved original details.



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Founded: 1770s
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)

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Üllar Juhanson (2 years ago)
Tore koht
Papp Kast (2 years ago)
Halb omanik, tige ja õel
Andres Kimber (2 years ago)
Superbly restored privately owned 18th century mansion house and auxiliary buildings.
Rene Hallivee (3 years ago)
1569. aastal anti Ääsmäe mõis, koos Rahula külaga Tallinna kuberneri Claus Akessoni kaudu pandiks Johan Berendt ́sile, tolleaegsele Liivimaaasjade saksakeelse sekretärile riigile laenatud 5000 riigitaalri eest. Hiljem, kui Johan Berendts Rootsis Stockholmis viibides kuningas Johann III poolt 1574. a 9. augustil aadliseisusesse tõsteti, kinkis kuningas talle nimetatud külad 19. augustil samal aastal põliseks omanduseks. (Ääsmäe mõis ja mõisnikud, 2010, lk 28) Liiväär, N., & Liiväär, E. (2010). Ääsmäe mõis ja mõisnikud. Tallinn.
Елена Лукашенок (3 years ago)
Замок красивый, но в часном владение закрытые ворота. Посмотреть только через забор сфотографирывать невозможно.
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