Russian Czar Peter (1672-1725) tried to bridge the gap between Russia and Europe and in so doing, conquered the Baltic region in 1710. Peter is remembered for developing the ports of Tallinn and Paldiski. He spent much time in Tallinn.
This was his residence while the palace was being constructed: the property was bought from an alderman named von Drenteln. Wings were added on to the small building,adding a foyer, kitchen and four rooms to the house.
The small summer residence was in use until the czar's death. The building is representative of 17th century summer houses in Estonia and is thus is of specia interest