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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K L (2 months ago)
Wonderfull view
Pernille Wichmann (3 months ago)
Take the guided tour!
Ed Mond (3 months ago)
Not to many people here, peaceful and quite, lots of berries
Maziar Mehrabi (3 months ago)
Worth the visit, whether you are into nature or architecture. The building is astonishingly beautiful. You can also get to the lakeside quickly by just walking. There is a small beach there too.
Harri Hämäläinen (3 months ago)
Not really a museum or gallery, but a great place to amaze the great architecture. If only they could have more detailed explanations about the history available.
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