Appartemant House / Flatiron House

The Flatiron House was given its name after its spectacular shape. Looking from a distance at its facade sectioned by the strikingly marvellous, masterly executed corner pinnacle, ledges and bay windows, we may suppose that it is a historic monument. In the capitals of the ground floor pilasters, we can find truly genuine Art Nouveau architectural ornaments executed carefully and decorated with red copper embossing. In the details of the building, the multifarious attributes of the Art Nouveau style reveal themselves. The entrance iron gate and the variedly patterned iron railings of the balconies are remarkable wrought iron works. The red copper ornamental lamp marking the main gate functions as a stylistically shaped front decoration. The stylish interior of the pharmacy situated on the corner also fits in with the character of the building. Further Art Nouveau gems are the sculptural architectural decorations: the comic heads, the carved column heads adorned with ornamental foliage in complicated patterns and the stylized decorations appearing at the most unusual places in the architectural divisions. With its awe-inspiring sight and unique milieu, this building demonstrates what high standard skills were in service of the new style having arrived in Szeged at the turn of the century.

 

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