Villa Wagner II
The second Villa Wagner was built near Villa I, but the difference in design is striking. Otto Wagner's ideas about architecture had morphed from the Classical design of his training, expressed in Villa I, into a more modern, symmetrical simplicity displayed in the smaller Villa II. Ornamented as only a master of Art Nouveau could do, the second Villa Wagner pulls its design from Otto Wagner's masterpiece being built at the same time, the Austrian Postal Savings Bank.
Wagner built Villa II for his second family with his second wife, Louise Stiffel. He thought he would outlive the much younger Louise, who had been governess to the children of his first marriage, but she died in 1915—three years before Otto Wagner died at the age of 76