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The Sunila pulp mill manager´s residence, completed on 1.2.1937, was the first dwelling to be finished in the Sunila residential area. The same details and materials were used in it as in the office building: both buildings were by nature reception areas for visitors to the mill. The house was named Kantola after the first mill manager, Lauri Kanto.

Designed in

1936-37

Location

Finland, Kotka

Virtual tour

Open virtual tour

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Facade towards garden. Photo: Alvar Aalto Museum

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Ground plan. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Museum

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Living room. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum

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Southern facade. Photo: Alvar Aalto Museum

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Kantola seen from the gate. Photo: Alvar Aalto Museum

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Entrance. Photo: Martti Kapanen, Alvar Aalto Museum

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Hall. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum

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Staircase. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum

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Master study in the ground floor. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum

Guided tours

Contact association Pro Sunila regarding the bookings of the house and of the guided tours.

Enquiries: +358 44 244 7702 (during the week on evenings until 19:00 and on Saturdays from 12:00 to 15:00)

Visits

Bookings for private events, trips and tours are available.

See details at visit.alvaraalto.fi.