Déjà vu – was a previous name of the villa, and it still sounds meaningful… All due to the décor kept in art déco style, which is a bridge connecting the modernized building and the former structure from the 1930s.
The villa was built in 1932, that is in the times when art deco flourished. This trend was reflected in the interior design of the building at that time, where geometry played an important role: characteristic ornamental motifs were based on triangles, rectangles and semicircles. Over the years, the interior of the villa has been changed as a result of numerous renovations, and it hasn’t been until 2021 when the history came full circle. The change of the name to House’27 is also related to the return of the old style but in a modern, comfortable approach. The rooms are again dominated by art déco elements, which are mostly visible in the biggest apartment on the ground floor of the villa.
Worth mentioning is the fact, that the original shape of the building, unique basement made of granite obtained from Dolina Kościeliska valley, as well as zinc roof sheeting, have all been kept throughout the process of restoration. This means that the external shape of the villa with large terraces and balconies, and vast green area surrounding it remained unchanged, which is a rarity in contemporary architecture of Zakopane.
The initial design of the villa by Piotr Komornicki from 1927 assumed a log building made of stones, with modernist glazing in the corners and an almost flat roof contrasted with a gable roof. The ridges were to be boarded in a herringbone pattern, roof eaves wide, settled on typical regional beams (very often decorated and protruding beyond the walls of the building). In the end the villa was built with brick technology, but the original project was kept in the National Archives in Cracow – Spytkowice Branch.
An interesting fact is that in the interwar period the villa hosted famous personalities from the world of industry, science and politics, such as: Ignacy Mościcki – president of the Second Republic of Poland, or Eugeniusz Kwiatkowski and Aleksander Bobkowski – ministers of the government of the II RP. Tadeusz Sendzimir, an industrialist of that time and an outstanding scientist, Polish engineer and inventor, known also abroad, also visited the villa.
Although a lot has changed since that times, today the villa known as House’27 remains open to guests, who only emphasize the unique character and atmosphere of this place.