Tugendhat House

 1928 - 1930

The Story

The Tugendhat House occupies a graded site overlooking a broad valley, with a magnificent view of the city of Brno and the old Spielberg Castle. The house was designed as a large and luxurious villa for Grete and Fritz Tugendhat. This was the last major home Mies built in Europe.

Mies dealt with the extreme slope by dividing the front and back of the house into public and private facades. Facing the street, the building is only one story, but it's two stories on the garden side. The home's decor boasted several of Mies finest pieces of original furniture, including the Brno chair, the Tugendhat chair, and the X coffee table.