Hvitträsk atelier 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.

Seveval famous artists, including Jean Sibelius, Axeli Gallen-Kallela and Maksim Gorki, visited in Hvitträsk. It later became the private residence of Eliel Saarinen. It’s a museum today, and within the courtyard building are a restaurant and a café. Hvitträsk and its lovely English style garden are surrounded by beautiful nature near the shore of Lake Vitträsk.

Reference: National Board of Antiques

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Founded: 1902-1903
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Finland
Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)

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Natalia Liukkonen (10 months ago)
Beautiful place.
Lorenzo Coronati (12 months ago)
Really peculiar and interesting building. We were also able to enjoy a great chamber music concert there. Altogether an awesome experience.
Çağrı Yalgın (13 months ago)
An excellent place to visit and spend at least half a day, even for families with children. The museum itself is very nice and informative. Friendly and helpful staff. At the entrance you can find brief inforsheets in several languages. The english-language Hvitträsk book sold at the shop is excellent and definitely worth the price. You can also spend time sitting in the garden or taking a walk in the nature around the premises. The cafe offers standard Finnish cafeteria food and breakfast.
Maarit Liljendahl (13 months ago)
One of the national treasures in Finland. I love coming here because of the athmosphere. A magical place. 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. Located outside Helsinki, 25 min drive through the countryside.
Meryem مريم El Hanafi الحنفي (13 months ago)
Lovely place. Definitely recommend
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