The most iconic view of the Villa Tugendhat is from the garden. The massive, nearly 10-by-20-foot glass panel that shields the living room can recess into the floor below—though originally two smaller panes, it was installed as a single panel during the restoration.
The house steps down the hillside, revealing three living levels as well as a shaded porch on the garden façade.
The street-level entrance leads into a marble-lined foyer with a curving stair that leads down to the main level of the house.
The Villa Tugendhat’s iconic living room, with its chrome columns, has been restored as part of a $9.2 million overall effort.
The curved Macassar wood wall around the dining area returned to its original spot in the house (it was moved during the 1980 renovation), and clad in a new veneer. Now the sight lines through the living area and into the conservatory are restored to Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s original intent.