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Summer residence of doctor Winter

Summer residence of doctor Winter

Summer residence of doctor Winter

The monument of architecture, built in 1909 on the cape Taruniemi (Fantastic) 7 kilometers from Sortavala, under the project of the Finnish architect E.Saarinen on a rocky hill towering more than 6 meters above the Lake Ladoga. It is one the characteristic buildings of the turn of the XXth century in the manner of Finnish national romanticism. The major feature of this given architectural style is use of vernacular natural materials.

The manor comprises dwelling houses for servants, utility rooms, heated greenhouses, an observation point, a moorage, as well as hard landscaping: pergolas, bridges, and a decorative pond. The summer residence is surrounded by unique arboretum which contains valuable breeds of trees collected by doctor G.J.Winter, flower beds, rock gardens. For many years the building and surrounding constructions were used as a sanatorium, a sports camp, or a recreation center.

In 1997 there had been approved the project of security zone of the monument of architecture Summer residence of doctor Winter, developed by Karelproject. In 1999 the complex of buildings was granted on lease to the NordInterHouse Joint-Stock Company which has carried out its restoration in 2000-2007 (project designers N.L.Popov, V.T.Kiryanova).

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