The house was built in 1911 to provide a home for the glass factory managers and it was one of the first houses built around the factory operations. Architecturally the house is a typical representative of its era and features not only decorative details but also elements of the national romantic style, including the symmetry of the facades and the strong axial composition of both the building and the park. The house is the main building in the area and together with the surrounding park-like yard it has cultural and historical value in terms of both the architecture and milieu.

In the early years, factory director A. P. Kolehmainen lived in one end of the house. From around 1911 to 1914 the other end was occupied by engineer K. V. Koskimies who was a partner and a specialist at the Paloheimo peat fuel factory. Decades later, the building and the times of Koskimies living in the building gained historical glamor. The sister of Koskimies’ wife, Alli, who often visited the house, later married Juho Kusti Paasikivi and became the first lady of Finland.

fter Koskimies moved out, that part of the house was initially occupied by factory employees, mainly unmarried people who happened to need a place to live, until office manager Martti Pasanen moved in. Later A. P. Kolehmainen had the entire house to himself.

After he died in 1944, his son Pentti moved into the building. His time in the house only lasted a few years, although his widow Ansa stayed there for another two years after his death.

After she moved out, the house was unoccupied until the new factory director, A. P. Kolehmainen’s younger brother Vilho, moved in. He died in 1965. His son Antti then took over the house and lived there until 1977.

The next factory director decided to live elsewhere, so the house remained empty for a couple of years. Later the house served as manor restaurant Lehmushovi until 2010 when it was sold to the current owners.

The building is now in use again as rental activities began under the name Lehmustien Juhlatalo in 2015, after an extensive renovation.

Links to the local history and current activities

Glass studio Mafka & Alakoski at the glass factory near us Together we organize fun experiences such as glassblowing for small and large groups.

Built cultural environments of national significance (in Finnish)

Glassblower Pekka Paunila’s Potti is only a stone’s throw away

Lasismi store is also right next to us at the glass factory

Finnish Glass Museum

Hunting Museum of Finland

About the renovation of a house next door (in Finnish)

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