Initially, the house was designed as a three-story building, but in the 1920s additional floors were built on, which greatly influenced its overall composition. In tenement buildings, unlike mansions, windows were rarely made of complex and curved shapes. However, the proportions, sizes and types of glazing of the windows were also diverse.
Tenement buildings, including the Meletins building, were decorated with mosaic and majolica inserts, sometimes whole panels were created on the surface of the walls, such as, for example, the famous "Princess Dream" ("Printsessa Gryoza") by Vrubel on the wall of the Metropol Hotel.
The Meletins tenement building has another sign of Art Nouveau – mascarons. This is a sculptural decoration in the form of a full face human or animal head. On the facade of the building there are mascarons resembling the ritual masks of the Aztecs or Maya.