About

Category
Residential buildings
Architect
Erik Bryggman
Selections
Erik Bryggman’s architecture
Tags
brick detached house Nordic classicism
Design
1925
Completion
1926

The house was built by Axel Haartman, the intendant of the Turku Art Museum, who also had been Bryggman’s teacher at the Turku drawing school. The house was called ”Hedvigs Minne” [In memory of Hedvig], after both Haartman’s mother and wife.

The pitch-roofed house is built in brick with a greyish white render. The relief decoration on the eaves is in blue and red. The form language of the building has influences from Italy and the works of Gunnar Asplund. The ground floor windows each have six panes, while the upper floor windows, which are placed close to the eaves, have four panes. From the brick-floored entrance hall, arched doorways lead to the drawing room and stairs. Downstairs in the drawing room exposed beams form decorative elements in the ceiling. Upstairs, the ceilings of both the stair hall and the atelier at the north end are vaulted.

The house was furnished with furniture designed by Haartman himself, and he also painted the decorative paintings in the reception spaces.

Text: Mikko Laaksonen

Location

Luostarinkatu 3, Naantali
60.4702089, 22.0202468

Images

The tall dining room windows overlook the garden on the west side., Casa Haartman
The tall dining room windows overlook the garden on the west side., Casa Haartman (© Milla Järvipetäjä / Bryggman Institute)
The atrium-like upstairs hall where four red-painted wooden columns support a dark-blue ceiling, bordered by a red moulding., Casa Haartman
The atrium-like upstairs hall where four red-painted wooden columns support a dark-blue ceiling, bordered by a red moulding., Casa Haartman (© MFA)
Door detail., Casa Haartman
Door detail., Casa Haartman (© Milla Järvipetäjä / Bryggman Institute)

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