Ammende Villa

Ammende Villa is a mansion house and a cultural heritage monument located in Pärnu, Estonia. It is one of the most impressive early examples of Art Nouveau architecture in the country.[1] It now serves as a luxury hotel in the health resort area of Pärnu.

Ammende Villa
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Overview of the Ammende Villa.
General information
LocationPärnu, Estonia
AddressMere Pst 7, 80010
Opening1999
Technical details
Floor count2
Design and construction
ArchitectFrithiof (Fyodor) Mieritz & Ivan Gerasimov
Other information
Number of rooms17 plus 4 double and 1 single deluxe room in the Gardener's House
Number of suites5 two-room suites
Number of restaurants1
ParkingYes
Website
Ammende Villa Hotel & Restaurant

HistoryEdit

The Ammende Villa, with a large garden and adjacent forest, was built in 1904 by local magnate merchant Hermann Leopold Ammende through St. Petersburg's architecture offices Mieritz & Gerasimov in commissioning for the wedding of his daughter.[2] Since its creation, the mansion has served many purposes as a summer casino and club,[3] health establishment, library,[4] and also as a dental clinic during Soviet times,[5] before being restored and converted in 1999 into a hotel by two Estonian businessmen.[6] With spacious halls, salons and rooms furnished in authentic period style, the hotel is located close to the beach and a short-distance walk from the old town.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tas Baltics. "Ammende Villa Hotel". TAS Baltics SIA. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  2. ^ Howard, Jeremy (2003). Architecture 1900: Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, St. Petersburg. Kirjastus Eesti Arhitektuurimuuseum. p. nn. ISBN 9985940059.
  3. ^ Visit Estonia. "Ammende Villa". Visit Estonia.com. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  4. ^ a b Eyewitness Travel (2009). Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. London: Dorling Kindersley Limited. p. 99. ISBN 9781405360630.
  5. ^ Taylor, Neil (2010). Estonia. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 231. ISBN 978-1841623207.
  6. ^ Bousfield, Jonathan (2004). The Rough Guide to Baltic States, Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania. Rough Guides. p. 353. ISBN 1858288401.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 58°22′48.98″N 24°29′32.69″E / 58.3802722°N 24.4924139°E / 58.3802722; 24.4924139