Painted House was built by Venecian merchant Francesc o Calligard o at the end of the 16th century and a grocery was set up inside. The house was called Františkovský, which means Francesco´s house. It was decorated with sgraffiti. They were later hidden under the plasters. Josef Kozlansky, the teacher of Grammar School in Třebíč, found and restored them in 1903. The walls appeared to be statically unstable in 1970ś. The house was closed and restoration lasted 7 years. It was reopened again in 1987. Sgraffiti were also renewed.
Exterior and also interior is decorated with sgraffiti, which originate from Rainassance. The sgraffiti in the architrave represent venatic scenes of a hunter and a wolf and you can also see figures with huntsman equipment on the side wall of Hasskova street. The bay window is decorated with figuras dressed in costumes from the 16th century. There are also Biblical scenes.
You can find an art galery on the adapted ground floor.There is also a new tourist information centre, opened in 2002. On the first floor there is a wedding hall. The second floor is used as an editor´s office of Třebíč Journal. Painted House is a Rainassance pearl of Charles Square thanks to its good preservation.
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