Detached residential building in 23 Młyńska Street was erected in the 30s of the 20th century in Gdynia’s Chylonia district. The building located in Gdynia’s oldest district, near Potok Chyloński (Chylonia Stream) has a compact, functionalist structure.
The three-storey house with a cellar has a high ground floor. A flat roof covers it. The two vertical offsets which run through all the storeys give the structure a more dynamic character. The designer located the entrances in the offsets’ recesses. One of them is grander than the other. There are steps in front of this entrance and it leads straight onto the high ground floor, into the part designed for its owners. The other one is much more modest. It is located on the side elevation and leads to the rental apartments. There is a vertical line of windows which light the staircase. It is popularly called a “thermometer”. Both entrances were decorated with ornaments on vertical and horizontal surfaces of the elevations around the doors. The surface artistic decorations were made in masonry plasters and the plaster coating imitated stone. They are first class masonry work with geometrical, abstract patterns in a brick red plastering mix.
All the elevations were finished with smooth plaster, with horizontally and vertically grooved ledges which imitated the joints between slabs of stone. The building underwent thermal efficiency improvement, however, the original grooves were reconstructed. Some of the plastering details were saved from being destroyed. They were highlighted too.