Villa Kokkonen is situated on top of the hill, surrounded by a forest garden sloping down towards the lake. To have more than 7000 square meters in the site really gives a great possibility to study, reflect and/or just purely enjoy Alvar Aalto´s architecture from every possible angle, from a great distance as well as from a closer range. We allow our visitors to take exterior photos and photos of the garden as they please.
Since November 2012, VillaKokkonen has been an Iconic House, for more information, see two interesting links:
On the one hand, Villa Kokkonen has been inspired and influenced by Alvar Aalto´s three most well-known private houses: Villa Mairea, Maison Louis Carré and Aalto House. On the other hand, the unique spirit of Villa Kokkonen becomes from the fact that Villa Kokkonen was made for music.
This special combination of history, architecture and music we demonstrate to our guests in the end of every guided tour. A small musical performance opens the door both to the core of Alvar Aalto´s architecture and also to the history of Mr. Joonas Kokkonen´s family living here almost for three decades (1969 - 1996).