The exciting and varied history of the building at No 27 Lossi Street lends it essential additional values which have been appreciated by many important Estonian cultural and public figures at various times.
Initially, the building was built as a boarding house but the twists and turns of its history have led to this house also being used for other purposes.
If only the walls could talk, we could be witnesses to events stretching from schoolboy pranks, through the doings of the modestly bohemian group during the “Siuru castle” * times and the bustlings of Ms Elisabeth Pohl when she kept her boarding house, to a vegetarian restaurant, and also to interrogations by the special division of the Baltic Coast Guard, or even the events which took place in the rooms which now hide the traces of a former police station.
Different owners have treated the house in many different ways, from good to not so good, but the positive aura of the preserved building can still be clearly perceived even today.
The creative, romantic and even slightly tragic history of the building instils a spirit of fondness into the hearts of the new owners, whose aim it is to share with their guests the values they believe in themselves and which they have devotedly helped to have restored.
Today’s Ekesparre Residence represents everything we value the most: privacy, the right to be by yourself, and reliable quality in even the smallest element. This allows us to remain ourselves and to draw inspiration from our surroundings.
* The rationality of the Young Estonians was to be counterbalanced by the group of writers gathered in the Siuru literary movement, established in 1917. This group, tired of the mood instilled by the First World War, brought emotions and an erotic sincerity into poetry. The central poets of the Siuru movement were Henrik Visnapuu (1890-1951) and Marie Under (1883-1980).