It is painted a bright ochre colour. The entire façade is tastefully decorated by frescoes with Art Noveau symbols by the pen of artist František Kobliha and the square tower at the corner with segmented windows draws the eye at first glance.
A family home according to the architect’s own design
It is a completely standard phenomenon for an architect to design his own house to live in, a villa for family reflection, his corner of peace and unique source of comfort. And this was also the case of Alois Korda, an architect of the Art Noveau period. Smíchov in Prague is richer by one magical and deluxe villa.
A “playful” deluxe Art Noveau building in Prague
The architect put a lot of work into this building, because it was a matter of the heart for him, and so a large five-storey building rose from a square floor plan.
As you enter the first floor a beautiful view of Prague opens out before you, because the villa itself is located at an altitude of 254 metres above sea level. The terrace is supported by massive pillars, which makes the façade more dynamic.
Beautiful in all details
Nothing was left to chance and care was also given to the stucco décor of the façade. Everything was coordinated in warm shades of yellow and red, just like the wooden elements. The façade is decorated with rambling flowers, a sundial in the form of a smiling sun and an angel with large yellow wings on the side of the house facing west.
This deluxe building makes a friendly impression and it’s colours graciously “smile” at passers-by.
A wild portion of Art Noveau
This is what you can find in the dance hall decorated with palm leaves, with a top-quality floor. Moderation is put aside and the author’s imagination and his admiration of flora and fauna in their symbolic forms are given full rein here. The four-storey square tower with several balconies and circular windows, which playfully observe the hustle and bustle on the street, is also deluxe. Some would say that this is a bizarre building. The truth is that it is simultaneously bold and charming. After undergoing renovation work, the house sparkles with newness and looks joyfully to the future.