Take a trip to decades past to the summer villa of the Kihlman family! Upstairs, aunts Agnes and Margit are busy in their room at the washing commode. In the rose room, little Gunilla is waking up to another day of doll play, and in Mimmi the cook’s room the light trestle bed has been put aside for the day.
Around the mid-19th century, wealthy city folks developed a habit of moving out to the country for the summer. Alfred Kihlman constructed the building named the Winter Villa on the shores of the current City of Espoo in 1873. Two decades later, a villa with a lighter structure appeared next to it and was dubbed the Päijänne Villa or Summer Villa. The buildings were later connected by a large porch.
Villa Rulludd is a rare remaining example of early villa architecture on the coast of the Uusimaa province. Flashes of moments past are also seen in the photo album with reproductions of photographs of the Kihlman family, leading cultural figures. Climb up the Art Nouveau stairs to enjoy the summer in the spirit of the 1920s and 1930s!
Address Rullaniementie 15, 02260 Espoo
Phone +358 9 8165 7052
The villa museum is open on the first Sunday of every month from 11 am to 3 pm
Entrance fee Free entry
Guiding Guidance by appointment