Built in 1934, this modernist building housing small but efficient (and wonderfully designed) apartments became popular with its inhabitants – and those inhabitants included artists, designers, writers, architects … and even spies. Today the building is devoted to the preservation of its origins and ethics.

Each apartment was furnished in a simple and modern way.

They were fully services. An advert at the times tells potential inhabitants that ‘very full domestic service is included’ and ‘shoe-cleaning, window-cleaning – everything done for you’. Another bonus, despite the lovely but small kitchens in the apartments was ‘meals in your flat or in the club’.

Yes, the building had its own clubhouse that catered for the tenants.

The furnishings included Marcel Breuer’s long chair and the Egon Riss Book Donkey – both manufactured by the Ikoson Furniture Company.

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JJ is originally from the UK and has lived in South Florida since 1994. She is the founder and editor of JAQUO Magazine. You can connect with her using the social media icons below.

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