Visiting the unbelievable Tuudi railway station
Words and images: Marko Ala
Some time ago we spotted an interesting house online – Tuudi railway station. The restored station building is now on sale and we wanted to have a closer look.
Heading to the west of Estonia, the drive to Tuudi takes exactly one hour. Surrounded by silence and serenity, among powerful nature and forest, we spot the perfectly restored funk-building from 1930s designed by Leon Johanson. The railway is gone, but the long straight road looming in the forest is still reminding it.
Seen the place only on pictures before, we were glad to witness something as special and powerful with our own eyes. So many details! At first sight everything seems chaotic and coincidental, but after some time things start to make sence. Every detail is placed thoughtfully, things are narrators telling stories in every corner of the interior. This is just unbelievable!
The waiting room is now turned into spacious living room. The heart of the room is an old Royal Nosta tiled stove. The interior is finished perfectly, only with honest, breathing and natural materials.
Enchanting door handles made of glass from the czarist era, frisky modern Barbie dolls and aged toys like wooden blocks work together harmoniously and act in behalf of this wild interior.
There appears to be many nostalgic objects and recognition for every generation.
Besides living room and kitchen, there are also the bedroom, office and bathroom on the first floor. Ofcourse this is not some ordinary bathroom – there are more to discover than in one’s whole home. The objects are collected during trips and adventures across the Europe.
Up from the stairs and we’re on the second floor. Four bedrooms and two bathrooms, all filled with light and exciting furnishing. Every room has a different theme and feeling!
From electrcity system, old doors to detailing – everything about this space is quintessential, bold and adventurous.
Two floors long history and nostalgia gest behind, the fresh air sure clears the mind for a second. Straight away we spot an outstanding 1930s cellarage and what seems to be an usual shed across the yard. Ofcourse the shed is nothing usual around here…
Bordered with small pond and wooden terrace the “black box” hides an amazing world in it. From shed to stylish saunahouse, the building is filled with intriguing elements to discover and recognize from the past times.
That is not all! There is another shed in the yard. An old wooden wheel in one room and historically furnished sport’s hall in another.
Few years ago the Tuudi railway station was in ruins, today the place is turned into an unexpected interior executed in pure style. We had a chance to witness the revitalization of old-time values spiced up with modern elements and great dose of crazy. The visit to Tuudi was inspiring and the positive emotion will definitely stick with us for long time!