The main building houses the Saari Residence’s office spaces.
The main building of the manor is located in the middle of the park. It is flanked by two courtyard buildings, a kitchen wing and staff quarters. In the park there is also a sauna, granary, barn and other outbuildings, along with a small outhouse (toilet) dating from the early 19th century.
We want to encourage interaction among our residency guests. For this reason, we offer various types of shared facilities for our guests. There are also lots of buildings and other unheated facilities that artists are welcome to use by agreement. The verdant park is popular among guests from the spring to the autumn.
The cosy shared kitchen in the manor barn is a pleasant meeting place.
The computer facility in the manor barn is intended for all residency guests.
The breakfast kitchen in the farmhand’s cottage is suitable for simple food preparation.
Designed by Jan-Erik Andersson, the barbecue gazebo – the Barbecue Lover’s Carousel Pavilion – near the barn is intended for residency guests and also serves as a place for meetings, reading and enjoying the view and as a sculpture-like landmark.
The wood-fired sauna by the pond in the park at Saari Manor is intended for residency guests.
The upstairs living room in the main building has a set of sofas, a meeting facility and a small library.
The manor barn, built in 1858 by Aleksander Aminoff to house 100 cattle, has been restored as a multi-faceted workspace for artists of various disciplines.
The artist’s studio, located in the barn, is bright and well suited to a diverse range of uses.
The metalworking shop, located in the barn, is equipped with a welding plant, and much else.
The woodworking shop, located in the barn, is a well-equipped workspace with all the basic tools and facilities required for working not only with wood, but other materials also.
The dance studio, located in the barn, was designed in co-operation with experts in the field.
The smaller artist’s studio located in the barn is bright and well suited to a diverse range of uses.
Residents staying in the one-room apartment may also use the workspace in the main building.
Resident accommodation is distributed among the kitchen and staff buildings in the yard wings, and the farmhand’s cottage in the park area. The apartments are of various sizes, with the largest being reserved for artists and researchers doing written work. There is a shared kitchen in the farmhand’s cottage, all other apartments have their own fully fitted kitchen, whether full-size, mini or kitchenette. All apartments have their own shower WC.
The three-room apartment in the kitchen wing (75 m2) is intended for artists or researchers doing written work. The apartemet is accessible.
The smaller two-room West-facing apartment in the farmhand’s cottage (22m2) is intendedfor artists or researchers doing written work.
The smaller two-room East-facing apartment in the farmhand’s cottage (25 m2) is intended for artists or researchers doing written work.
The small two-room apartment in the kitchen wing (23 m2) is intended for artists or researchers who have a separate workspace at the Saari Residence.
The bright single-room apartment in the kitchen wing (25 m2) is intended for artists or researchers who have a separate workspace at the Saari Residence.
The spacious two-room apartment in the footman wing (58m2) is intended for artists or researchers doing written work.
The larger two-room East-facing apartment in the farmhand’s cottage (35 m2) is for artists or researchers doing written work.
The larger two-room West-facing apartment in the farmhand’s cottage (32 m2) is intended for artists or researchers doing written work.
The Saari Residence strives to take accessibility into consideration in its operations.
One of our apartments has been renovated to be entirely handicap accessible. It includes a kitchen, handicap accessible toilet and three rooms. The spacious apartment is on the first floor and can be accessed with a ramp.
The workspaces in the manor barn are also handicap accessible (there is a ramp to the dance studio, for example, and the shower room and toilet are also accessible by wheelchair). Further improvements will be made to the workspaces in the following years.
We also strive to avoid electromagnetic radiation; Saari Residence is a low radiation area that does not have wireless networks (WLAN, Wi-Fi). All internet access is via cable (Ethernet). Mobile phones are kept turned off or on airplane mode at the Manor’s main building (and at guest gatherings, if necessary) as the use of mobile phones produces a strong radio frequency field.
If you are applying for a residency, please contact us so we can discuss any special needs you may have. We will do our best to accommodate them in any way possible.