The five-storey L-shaped apartment block is built of masonry. The ground floor windows on the street side have arched insets with classicist decoration and some with balusters. On the four upper floors, the 8- and on the top floor 6-pane windows are flush with the façade surface. Between the uppermost row of windows there are classicist drape decorations. The eaves are decorated with a stylised band of classical mutules. The handsome asymmetrically placed main entrance portal is emphasized by two-storey high columns carrying decorative metal urns. Above the door there is a medallion featuring an acanthus leaf.
The building has three staircases. Most apartments are accessed from the square-shaped main staircase with straight flights of stairs. The two other staircases are for secondary use. The construction is based on the principle of load-bearing walls placed between and around the stairs. The large bourgeois apartments have been subdivided in various ways within this plan. For his own third-floor apartment Bryggman designed a distinguished entrance hall with three openings in the load-bearing wall.
Text: Mikko Laaksonen
Source: Arkkitehti 4/1928