Luotsikatu 4

Tove Jansson's House, Luotsikatu 4, Katajanokka
Luotsikatu 4
Katajanokka
Helsinki
Finland

1905

This early-period building was completed in 1905 during a construction boom in Katajanokka.

Katajanokka

1905

Tove Jansson's House, Luotsikatu 4, Katajanokka

This pretty building is famous for being the childhood home of Moomin-creator Tove Jansson, who lived here until she moved to Stockholm to study art.

Tove Jansson's House, Luotsikatu 4, Katajanokka

It is said that the tall, rounded towers were the inspiration for the shape of the distinctly rounded house that the Moomin characters live in.

Tove Jansson's House, Luotsikatu 4, Katajanokka

The large central window on the top floor belongs the the apartment that Tove Jansson grew up in.

Tove Jansson's House, Luotsikatu 4, Katajanokka
Tove Jansson's House, Luotsikatu 4, Katajanokka
Tove Jansson's House, Luotsikatu 4, Katajanokka
Tove Jansson's House, Luotsikatu 4, Katajanokka

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