(b. 1841, Penzing, d. 1918, Wien)

Medallion House: general view

Linke Wienzeile 38, Vienna

In 1898, Wagner produced two residential blocks in Vienna, the Linke Wienzeile Buildings at Linke Wienzeile 38 and 40. Made in the Vienna Secession style, they are both lavishly decorated with colourful tiles, sculpture and wrought iron. The house at Linke Wienzeile 40, popularly known as the Majolica House, has a façade covered with majolica or glazed earthenware tiles in floral designs. The other at Linke Wienzeile 38 is called the Medallion House, for the bronze medallions on the façade. It also features sculpted angels on the roof. A third building nearby, at Köstlergasse 3, was the town residence of Otto Wagner for a time.

The building is known as Medallion House because of its decor of gilded stucco medallions by Wagner's student and frequent collaborator, Koloman Moser. The building also features very ornate wrought-iron decoration on the balconies and in the elevator cages and stairways in the interior, keeping with the early Secession style.

The picture shows the Medallion House at the corner of Linke Wienzeile and Köstlergasse. Notable are the rounded corner and the decorative iron and glass porch.

The Majolica House at Linke Wienzeile 40 can be seen on the left side of the photo.