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 criticised for violating the law, and the Marquise pastry shop, luxurious apartments, and the Palermo furnished rooms housed here, were advertised in the city guides. In Soviet times, a famous restaurant Leipzig offering dishes of German cuisine and the first cocktail bar in Kyiv opened here.
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.