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Highlight of our trip to Finland!

The combination of an informative tour of an iconic house by a great architectural master, lovely... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
SDWashingtonDC
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Washington, DC
Worth visiting!

Genious architelture by Alvar Aalto! Introduction of the premises opened the details even to a... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
Orvokki2014
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Kerava, Finland
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Villa Kokkonen is a historic building designed by world-famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto in 1967. The house is situated on top of the hill sloping down towards Lake Tuusula which is one of the most well-known areas in the cultural history of...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Tuulimyllyntie 5 | Tuulimyllyntie 5, Jarvenpaa 04400, Finland
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+358 41 4326166
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

The combination of an informative tour of an iconic house by a great architectural master, lovely gardens and grounds, a beautiful musical concert, and the warm hospitality of Elina and Antti made our visit to Villa Kokkonen very special and a wonderful experience we will...More

1  Thank SDWashingtonDC
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Genious architelture by Alvar Aalto! Introduction of the premises opened the details even to a non-professional. The visit always includes Finnish music by the host couple. Warmly recommended!

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Reviewed 5 November 2015

Enjoyed the wonderful evening concert of Finnish songs at Villa Kokkonen by Elina Viitaila and Antti Pesonen. Antti hosted the evening and told us about the house and its history. They then served our group a delicious dinner. A memorable evening a a great couple...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2015

A summer evening concert of Finnish songs at Villa Kokkonen by Elina Viitaila and Antti A. Pesonen. Warm evening and warm hospitality. A great concert.

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Reviewed 9 July 2015

Our group of 20 Australians were on a tour that showed us the best of Scandinavia and Iceland's art, design and nature. Surely there was no more appropriate place to take us than Villa Kokkonen, a house designed by Alvar Aalto for a Finnish composer....More

1  Thank nocatnow
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Elina and Antti exceeded all our expectations with their enthusiasm in the architecture and the acoustics of the building. On top of all we heard wonderful live music and enjoyed delicacies prepared by Elina. A superb experience indeed, strongly recommended. Plese check the opening hours...More

Thank Mauri H
Reviewed 25 June 2015

This experience combines all of the best parts of Finland into one wonderful package. I really enjoyed my time visiting Villa Kokkonen. Not only was it incredible to see the famous architecture of Alvar Aalto, it was great to also get to experience it as...More

Thank KellyJ1111
Reviewed 30 May 2015

My group enjoyed a visit to the villa during our trip to the Helsinki area. It was the most fun of all the places we visited. The house is fascinating but not large. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and a nice break from the urban...More

Thank Matthew H
Reviewed 26 August 2014

I have visited in Villa Kokkonen three times. Need to say that I have enjoyed every time and every moments while I was there. Villa Kokkonen is unique combination of music, archtecture and hospitaly. Elina and Antti - thank you!

3  Thank Mika P
Reviewed 4 August 2014

A visit to Villa Kokkonen, designed by legendary Finnish modernist architect Alvar Aalto for his friend, composer Joonas Kokkonen in 1969, was one of the highlights of our 2-week trip to Finland! This modernist gem in the woods is about a 45-minute drive north of...More

3  Thank AnneLRooney
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