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Alvar Aalto"s Villa Kokkonen

Tuulimyllyntie 5 | Tuulimyllyntie 5, Jarvenpaa 04400, Finland
+358 41 4326166
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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 August 4, 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 July 24, 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 Finland. To have almost 10 000 square meters in the site really gives our visitors a marvelous possibility to study, reflect and/or just purely enjoy Alvar Aalto's architecture from every possible angle, from near and far. During our guided walking tours we allow our visitors to take exterior photos of the house and photos of the garden to serve their private, professional or commercial interests. Alvar Aalto's masterpieces include private houses such as Villa Mairea (Noormarkku), Aalto House (Helsinki) and Villa Kokkonen. Designed originally for music, Villa Kokkonen has been a wonderful architectural and cultural attraction since June 2009. Pianist Elina Viitaila and opera singer Antti A. Pesonen keep on working day and night as Villa Kokkonen's hosts, guides, artists and entrepreneurs. They were chosen as The Cultural Persons of the Year 2014 in the City of Järvenpää. Alvar Aalto's Villa Kokkonen is open for individual visitors and groups by reservation throughout the year. In addition to that, the attraction arranges - especially in June,July and August 2016 - several regular guided tours which are open to the public.
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4 Aug 2017
“Highlight of our trip to Finland!”
24 Jul 2016
“Worth visiting!”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Tuulimyllyntie 5 | Tuulimyllyntie 5, Jarvenpaa 04400, Finland
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Reviewed August 4, 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

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Reviewed July 24, 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 November 5, 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 September 15, 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 July 9, 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

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Reviewed July 7, 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
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Reviewed June 25, 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
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Reviewed May 30, 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
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Reviewed August 26, 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
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Reviewed August 3, 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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