Hurbanova 21, Tornaľa
Zoltán Tornallyai

This extensive one-storey residence on a traditional floor plan stands among historic private houses at the edge of the city. Its appearance is determined by the steep hipped roof of considerable area, giving the building a romantic image. The villa has a stone cellar and subtle ornament in the form of oval target forms above the window openings in the main facade, which contain the initials of the original owner (and builder) of the house. In all, the villa is an intriguing example of regional Secessionist architecture from the Slovak-Hungarian borderlands at the start of the 20th century.

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Matúš Dulla