The exterior of Kesäranta, the official residence of the Prime Minister of Finland (Image: Lehtikuva)

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THE OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER OF FINLAND has released new photos of Sanna Marin's official residence, Kesäranta, following a €50,000 refurbishment of the interiors. 

A newly refurbished guest bedroom in the residence.

The residence is located on the shores of Meilahti and has served as the official home of the Prime Minister of Finland since 1919. The 700-square metre wooden villa, designed by Frans Ludvig Calonius, is also frequently used for informal government meetings. Pictured above is a newly refurbished guest bedroom. 


According to the PM's office, the renovations consisted of a wholesale repainting of the walls of the residence, as well as minor repairs and the replacement of the furniture. The renovations cost around €50,000 in total, with around €6000 being spent on artwork. Pictured above is the dining area for the Prime Minister. 


The vast majority of new furnishings and art are from Finnish designers and artists. The Kesäranta is typically refurbished around every 20 years, with the last one taking place in 2003. At that time, extensive renovations and repairs were required, costing the taxpayer €2.4 million. Pictured above is the living room of the residence.


Adam Oliver Smith - HT

Image Credit: Lehtikuva