Josef Hoffmann (Austrian, 1870 – 1956)
Stoclet Palace (Palais Stoclet), Brussels, 1905-1911
Designed in 1905, Stoclet Palace may be the first art deco building ever built. Hoffmann designed every room as a work of art, even asking Gustav Klimt to create custom masterpieces for the dining room. The house and grounds are frozen in time, in perfect original condition. Four elderly sisters own the palace, but they do not live there – and never allow visitors.