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IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD OF FAMOUS VILLAS

It suffices to take a walk along ulice Na Dračkách, the MAISON Ořechovka address and you will get an opportunity to get acquainted, for instance, with the villa of sculptor Václav Špála. A few steps away from it is also the villa in which famous painter Emil Filla lived, and not far from here you can see the Functionalist jewel by architects Lhota and Loos that is known as the Müller Villa or just enjoy Ořechovka, the First Republic quarter, which was designed by the famous Czech architects Vondrák and Šenkýř, who were inspired by British garden towns.

THE MÜLLER VILLA

THE MÜLLER VILLA

The Müller Villa is an important Functionalist building at na Ořechovce in Prague. It is work of architects Adolf Loos and Karel Lhota who built it for entrepreneur František Müller in the period 1928 to 1930, which is the same period in which Ludwig Mies van der Rohe built the Tugendhat Villa in Brno. The Villa is a component of the exposition of the Prague City Museum, and you can thus visit it at any time and get acquainted with the history of Functionalism.

THE MÜLLER VILLA
THE KAFKA VILLA

THE KAFKA VILLA

Bohumil Kafka’s Villa with studio number 484, Na Ořechovce 41, Prague 6 - Střešovice, which was designed by architect Pavel Janák for sculptor Bohumil Kafka. Here, architect Janák sensitively merged the demands of a living and working space surrounded by greenery. The house does not deny the inspiration from contemporary English and Dutch family houses made of red brickwork with interesting details.

THE KAFKA VILLA
THE JAROSLAV VONDRÁK VILLA

THE JAROSLAV VONDRÁK VILLA

Architect Jaroslav Vondrák’s own three-storey villa is a dominant feature of the western side of Macharovo náměstí. Its design has a specific expressive appearance, which combines modern and rondo-cubist elements. Architect Vondrák was one of the winners of the public urban design competition for the “na Vořechovce colony of family houses” and is the author of many other buildings in the vicinity, including the Central building housing the Ořechovka Cinema.

THE JAROSLAV VONDRÁK VILLA
THE HYPŠMAN VILLA

THE HYPŠMAN VILLA

The Hypšman Villa is architect Bohumil Hypšman’s own villa, which he designed in a purist but visually impressive style, with clear inspiration from the late buildings of Otto Wagner. It is located at No. 565, U Laboratoře 4, Prague 6 - Střešovice.

THE HYPŠMAN VILLA
THE VÁCLAV HAVEL VILLA

THE VÁCLAV HAVEL VILLA

Dělostřelecká 654/1, Prague 6 - Střešovice, was at one time one of the most guarded addresses in the Czech Republic. It was the residence of the President of the Czech Republic, a leading personality of the Velvet Revolution and famous Czech playwright on an international scale Václav Havel, who moved into the villa in 1993.

THE VÁCLAV HAVEL VILLA
THE EMIL FILLA VILLA

THE EMIL FILLA VILLA

It is actually a double house built for famous Czech painter Emil Filla and František Krejčí, which was designed in the period 1922 to 1924 by architect Pavel Janák in cooperation with Jaroslav Vondrák and Emil Filla himself. Façades are made of fair-faced brickwork with lintel, enhanced with vertically laid bricks. In the northern gable façade is a big studio window, accentuated on both sides by bays of the “false” chimneys protruding above the roof. A reminder of the fact that it was the residence of a famous painter is his bust from 1929, which was created by sculptor Otto Gutfreund.

THE EMIL FILLA VILLA