The House of František and Naďa Munk

The public’s attention was already directed to the first house on the Baba estate, commissioned by František and Naděžda Munk and designed by the co-author of the Trade Fair Palace, Josef Fuchs, in cooperation with Munk’s nephew Otokar Fischel. The family’s living areas are atypically situated in a raised overhanging cube with enlarged sliding window panes forming a sliding strip. The terrace and hanging stairs connect the living floor with the garden.

František and Naďa Munk

Ing. František Munk (1901-1999) excelled as a diplomat, skilful manager, and businessman. His language skills helped him to become the director of the Prague Sample Fairs until his business-related departure to the USA in 1931. Upon his return from the US, he and his wife Naďa moved into the villa in Baba. The Munks and their children had to leave their house under dramatic circumstances after the 1939 occupation, as Suzanne Munk Ragen describes in her text “The house in Baba where I was born.” The Nazis confiscated the house as Jewish property. With foresight, Frank Munk sold it after returning from emigration in 1947 before returning abroad. The Munk siblings still live in the US and are always welcome to visit the current homeowners.

Josef Fuchs

Otokar Fischel