"Villa Körner, Henry van de Velde's 2nd work" Top 5 Page for this destination Chemnitz Off The Beaten Path Tip by Kathrin_E
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Villa Esche is well known as Henry van de Velde's arhictectural masterpiece. However, few know that he has designed a second villa for Chemnitz. The owners, the Körner family, were related to the Esches and employed the architect after they saw their new villa.
Villa Körner had long been neglected until two architects discovered it and decided to renovate it in its original shape. The villa is no museum - it hosts a dentist's studio and the offices of a lawyer. Upon friendly request and appointment visitors can enter the main hall, which has also been restored according to van de Velde's design. I did not try, though (it was Monday morning, I did not want to disturb the lawyer and I hate dentists).
Location: Beyerstraße 25. Beyerstraße is the extension of Barbarossastraße just North of Kassberg quarter.
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