Discover Famous Czech Villas

Discover Famous Czech Villas

Neither house nor chateau. We will take you through Czech villas that have earned their places in history.

There are countless gorgeous villas across the Czech Republic that are the products of the studios of renowned architects, and rank among true architectural and technical masterpieces. Many of them are open to the public and tours of these villas are truly worth your while.  

Villa Müller (also known as Loosova vila)

An important Prague villa commissioned by František Müller and designed by Adolf Loos. The villa was completed in 1930, and thus is an example of true functionalism. For the villa, Loos used not only functionalist ideas, but also his own distinct approach, in which he did not divide the space into individual floors, but the rooms blend together across different levels. The installation of original furnishings allows visitors to fully comprehend Loos' approach to furnishing and creating an environment for the lives of the villa's residents. This villa is also open to the public upon prior reservation with the City of Prague Museum.

Villa Bílek

Not far from Prague Castle, Villa Bílek in Prague is a two-storey building that Art Nouveau artist František Bílek had built in 1911 as his residence and studio. The villa illustrates the artist's conception of a corn field, and its unconventional floor plan is derived from the shape of a scythe. The brickwork masonry walls are broken up by large columns reminiscent of sheaves of corn. The villa's interiors, including the furniture, are also the work of Bílek. Today, visitors can tour Bílek's studio, and admire his work.


Villa Richter

This beautiful villa, which is practically a part of Prague Castle, is located in the St Wenceslaus Vineyard. The best way to get to the villa is from the Castle, and on your way, you can enjoy the beautiful views of the historical panoramas of Prague. It is actually one of the few places from where you can see almost all of Prague's bridges. Today, the villa hosts a restaurant, so the views from the terrace can be properly savoured.

Villa Rothmayer

This important yet somewhat forgotten Prague villa underwent renovations in recent years, restoring its original appearance from the 1950s. Otto Rothmayer was an architect, and built this villa for himself and his family. As an architect, he followed in the footsteps of his teacher, Josip Plečnik, in the reconstruction of the interiors of the Prague Castle. The villa was built in a very distinctive modernist style, and can be toured only upon prior reservation with the City of Prague Museum.

Villa Tugendhat

There is probably no villa in the Czech Republic more famous than Brno's Villa Tugendhat, which is included in the UNESCO cultural heritage list for its uniqueness. The villa was built in 1929-1930 according to the designs of architect Ludwig Miese van der Rohe for Mr and Mrs Tugendhat. It has been labelled one of Miese van der Rohe's most significant pre-war works, which set new standards for modern living. It is the fundamental work of international modern architecture – functionalism. The villa is open to visitors, who can tour the renowned functionalist interiors, the building's technical facilities, as well as the landscaped garden.

Villa Stiassni

This urban villa in Brno, with its generous garden, was completed in 1928 according to the designs of Ernest Wiesner, and is one illustration of the international importance of Brno's architecture of the inter-war period. The grandiose project divided the house into residential and service areas, so that the members of the family were not disturbed by the domestic staff, yet all of the facilities were perfectly interconnected. There is even a special room for luggage and a room for storing women's fur coats. Unfortunately, the family was only able to enjoy the house ten years – prior to World War II, they were forced to flee from the Nazi regime. The villa is open to the public on the weekend throughout the year.

Jurkovič House

Built in 1906, the three-storey Jurkovič House in Brno is one of the most significant monuments of Art Nouveau architecture in the city. The design of the house is an extraordinary combination of the influences of Central European folk culture, principles of British Modernism, and Viennese Art Nouveau. The architect of both the exterior and interiors is Dušan Jurkovič, who designed and had the house built for himself and his family. The reconstructed villa with its surrounding garden are managed by the Moravian Gallery in Brno, and houses a permanent exhibit.

Bauer's Villa

This villa near Kolín in Central Bohemia was built in 1912-1914 by landowner Adolf Bauer. The project was taken on by architect Josef Gočár, who utilised the new Cubist style for his design. Of interest is the fact that this style was highly unusual for its countryside environment. The current owner had this cultural monument restored to its former appearance. The villa currently houses a museum and gallery of Cubist design.

Villa Čerych

The villa and its adjacent garden in Česká Skalice (a city on the border of North and East Bohemia) is a gem of pre-World War II Czech architecture. This representational two-storey house is set in an expansive garden that features a large decorative pool, with gazebos and pergolas, which transforms into an English park on the far ends of the garden. Today, the villa is used for non-profit purposes, as well as guest accommodations. The villa is famous for being the filming site of a movie based on the work of president and writer Václav Havel.