Łepkowski House is an iconic pre-war villa inspired by Le Corbusier. It was constructed in 1933-1934 according to the design of Lucjan Korngold and Piotr Łubiński. It`s located in Saska Kępa neighborhood. It`s a true paradise for modernist architecture fans.
The villa was built for a director of Chevrolet car dealership company based in Warsaw. It`s a minimalist cubic house with a terrace and spiral staircase in the garden. This simple but beautifully designed element is what makes this house so iconic. Lucjan Korngold designed numerous functionalist villas and apartment houses in Warsaw. His career in Poland came to the end with the outbreak of World War II. He was Jewish and in December of 1939 he managed to escape Poland with his wife and son. He settled in São Paulo where he continued his work as an architect. He designed numerous modernist buildings including the iconic CBI Esplanada tower.
In 2017 this remarkable example of Polish avant-garde architecture was added to the register of protected Polish monuments. Right now it houses Flaming & Co. Bistro, so you can actually visit this unique house. The whole neighborhood is full of buildings designed by the best Polish architects of the 1930s.
Address: Francuska 2 Street