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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



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)


Bookings for private events, trips and tours are available.

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