Artistic tours by appointment
In the footsteps of music and architecture
Villa Kokkonen, Villa Mairea, Aalto House and two other private houses designed by architect Alvar Aalto are among nine rare houses which have been chosen from Finland to an international network, created in 2012, of architecturally significant homes from the 20th century. The following website contains more than 100 architectural destinations around the world: ►www.iconichouses.org
How to make a group reservation? How to make a personal appointment?
Villa Kokkonen arranges artistic guided tours by appointment (18 € / person including also delicious coffee/tea + Elina´s homemade chocolate apple cake) In order to make a group appointment or your personal appointment in advance, please send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call +358414326166. It is also possible to use ►a contact form.
Our public calendar opens up by clicking the following link: ►Villa Kokkonen´s Calendar in 2017 .
This photo of Alvar Aalto"s Villa Kokkonen is courtesy of TripAdvisor
Welcome to the Top of Finnish Architecture and Music!
Alvar Aalto originally designed Villa Kokkonen´s beautiful atelier for music. However, a swimming pool, pergola, log sauna and, especially, a perfect view to Lake Tuusula will be among the first details of Alvar Aalto´s architecture to be explored during a unique artistic tour hosted and guided by pianist Elina Viitaila and opera singer Antti A. Pesonen. Finlandia Hymn composed by Jean Sibelius will be the climax of this 45-minute Finnish experience.
To visit Villa Kokkonen could so easily turn out to be an experience of Finland at its best. Uplifting, joyful and inspiring! Then it certainly can´t be an ordinary guided tour!
Photo of the Atelier. Designed by Alvar Aalto in 1967.
Mrs. Elina Viitaila and Mr. Antti A. Pesonen are the charming hosts of Villa Kokkonen. So much dedicated to take care of the house and its visitors since 2009.
Instead of giving a straight-faced lecture the hosts of Villa Kokkonen arrange an artistic tour introducing their guests to the Top of Finnish Architecture, Music, Design and Nature.
It requires only a bit of walking in the forest garden, then continues by listening to somewhat gorgeous music in the atelier which is framed by Alvar Aalto´s timelessly beautiful design and architecture. After the tour and music it might be just the right moment to enjoy Villa Kokkonen´s hot pot buffet and coffee/tea with homemade moisty cakes.