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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Roosa M (3 years ago)
Worth the visit. Hard to reach with public transport. Only for able-bodied people. Not for people with strollers. They're renovating the place in 2021-2022, but only some rooms were not available. They only let a few people in during the pandemic, which creates a small line every now and then, but it's worth the safety and the opportunity to look around without a huge crowd surrounding you.
Manoj Nepali (3 years ago)
Beautiful museum, cafe and garden
Petra Wager (3 years ago)
Beautiful manor and garden
Minh Long (4 years ago)
In a city full of neoclassic, minimalistic and functional design, this building still stands out as one of the best examples of Finnish architecture. The view over the lake is glorious at almost any time of the year. It is well maintained and organized.
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