The outward impression is of two structures of different heights pushed together, resulting in varying heights of the rooms. The ceilings of the living room and one bedroom are elevated. The doors of the lower levels are at room height, as are the windows. In addition to its building material, smaller, circular tilt windows give the steel house a futuristic appearance.
With almost 90 square metres of living space, the Steel House is larger than the estate houses built by Walter Gropius’ office. Muche also later designed coloured variations of his metal houses. The Steel House in Dessau, however, has a grey, white, and black exterior. The interior, with its wooden doors and stonewood screed, has a light and friendly appearance.
Originally, the interiors were to be fitted with folding walls so that the rooms could be adapted to meet the individual needs of the residents. Due to financial constraints, however, the house was built with an inflexible floor plan.