The house the remarkable composer was born in is located in Żelazowa Wola near Sohaczew. It’s probably the most famous house of this popular Pole and now there’s a biographical museum in it. This mansion and a landscape park by Utrata river are a branch of Frederic Chopin Museum in Warsaw.
The mansion was built around 1800 as a left back-premises. The owners changed several times. Chopins lived here after getting married in 1806. It used to be a moderately small, brick building with a steep roof, windows without porches and seven rooms inside. Frederic Chopin was born here on 1st March (or 22nd February) 1810. He only spent a few months in Żelazowa Wola beefore his whole family moved to Warsaw that autumn. However, Frederic returned here quite often, especially during vacation and holidays. Then, he visited the owners – Skarbek family. The mansion burned down during Napoleonic wars in 1812, however the back-premises prevailed.
In the 60s of 19th century, new owner Adam Towiański restored the back-premises changing its appearance and adding a porch. The mansion required restoration after World Wars I and II and it was conducted in 1958 and 1968.
You can see how it looks now in the video – it’s a rectangular, ground-floor building with a porch with 2 pillars and a triangular facade surrounded with wild flora.