At the time of its construction in 1899–1902, it was the tallest residential building in Kyiv. The Syrotkin’s revenue house, designed by the architectural firm of Schiemann and Hilevych in the Neo-Renaissance style with early Art Nouveau elements, is one of the most beautiful buildings in the historical centre of Kyiv.
Throughout the entire period of its existence, it had attracted attention. The construction progress was covered in newspapers, the architect was discussed for violating the law, and the Marquisa Confectionary, luxurious apartments, and the Palermo furnished rooms, located in the house, were popularised in the city directories. In Soviet times, there was the first cocktail bar in Kyiv and several restaurants.
In the late 20th century, the façades of the Syrotkin’s revenue house were reconstructed, and it was supposed to arrange a hotel there later. Yet all restoration works have been frozen for several years lately.