Ignác Šechtl and Josef
Jindřich Šechtl: Stárek House. Prague Street
and Josef Jindřich Šechtl
A magnificent example of
Renaissance urban architecture, owing to minor noble family Hrošek
from Trkov, who bought the house from Mikuláš Slanař around 1570.
They had its façade richly decorated with sgrafitto, with
figurative and ornamental motifs inspired by Italian art. Compared
with the photograph, today you can see additional sgrafitto on the
gable, while the inscription to the left near the windows has
disappeared. In place of the two small windows on the ground floor
there is now a large arch.