Antti will receive the guests on the stairs of Villa Kokkonen, presenting the Iconic Houses poster on the notice board. Villa Kokkonen was one of the first Finnish houses to be selected in the network of Iconic Houses in 2012. The network includes some of the most famous house museums in the world.
Weather permitting, Antti and the tour participants will walk a full 360 degrees around the main building of Villa Kokkonen, with Antti serving as the tour guide. During the outdoor tour, the tour participants can see an abundance of Alvar Aalto’s architecture, the garden of the house, and Lake Tuusulanjärvi.
Next, we will move indoors. The guided tour continues in the concert room of the house, where the guests have seating for up to 55 persons.
When Elina joins the group, the tour culminates in a small concert by the proprietors. The concert covers the Finlandia Anthem, Paavo’s hymn, and Nocturne or O sole mio.