The villa in 1 A Sieroszewskiego Street was designed for major Jan Marian Piotrowski, the commanding officer of the No. 300 (Polish) "Land of Masovia" Bomber Squadron Flight. The plot of land is situated in one of Gdynia’s top locations – Kammienna Góra, from which there is a view of the entire city. Just as its name says (“góra” is a mountain in Polish), the area is a rise. The building’s foundations were constructed in such a way, that it seems to blend into the the ground and emerge from it.
Though the building consists of two interpenetrating structures, the pergola which is smoothly connected with the garage also works like another structure, which makes the entire building more dynamic. The brick fencing is a very important composition element. Thanks to the use of decorative brickwork and the fact that it is protruded in every second line adds architectural decoration, however geometric and modest. The same brick arrangement is copied in the ground floor. The brickwork may also be seen in the higher building’s structure and (though not protruded) in the chimney’s facing. The chimney’s vertical line is also highlighted with the vertical arrangement of the brick-coloured facing. The lower structure which faces Sieroszewskiego Street is entirely covered with bright plaster. Two corner windows emphasized with a top and bottom moulding are its strong composition accent. The windows provide the building’s interior with plenty of light.
The building’s entrance gets additional light from the round bull’s-eye window. It is one of a few round windows, which are a direct reference to the seaside character of Kamienna Góra – a district adjacent to the beach. Inside, there are stairs covered with a plain, dark material.
The villa was renovated and there are no original architectural details in it today. The preserved layout of the apartments which was proposed by the designers is worth noticing. Above all, the living room which is lit by the corner windows. A wide doorway connects it with another room which is also located on the same side of the building. The interior is spacious and a lot of light gets in.
The villa is stunning as an architectural design which combines traditional material – brick – with modern construction solutions, like the introduction of large, corner windows. It shows that the work of designers was not only about the functional features of a given facility or constructional issues. It was also focused on using the structures’ lines to merge many elements like the garage, fencing or cellar into an interesting whole.