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Kahiluoto Manor House


The Kahiluoto Manor was brought to Seurasaari from the island of Kahiluoto in Taivassalo. Kahiluoto was a manorial estate already in the Middle Ages when it was owned by the Ille family. After that it descended in the Footangel and Stark families. The main building was built during the ownership of Agneta Eleonora  de la Myle ca. in 1790. The oldest picture of the manor is F. L. de la Myle's drawing from 1796. The manor was sold on several occasions in the early 1800s until it was acquired by a local farmer who did not need the main building. It was sold to the Museum and brought to Seurasaari in 1926.

The middle part of the main building has two storeys. The ground plan was inspired by the model plans in an architectural guide published in 1755 by Carl Wijnblad. The front of the building has two entrances which was rare at the time. There were no porches. There were stairs leading from the entrance rooms to upstairs. The building has three drawing rooms, a kitchen and nine other rooms.

Furniture

In the Museum, the dining room and the downstairs drawing room were papered with Gustavian cloth wallpaper from Olkkala Manor in Vihti. The drawing rooms, the downstairs bedroom, lady's room and master's room represent the 1700s. The furniture is from various manors. The downstairs corner room is decorated as a Biedermeier reception room and the upstairs guest rooms have Biedermeier or neo-Rococo furniture. The large kitchen with its enormous oven resembles rustic dwellings. The open shelves in the kitchen are original.  
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