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Florsheim Mansion

Address

1328 N. State Pkwy.

Neighborhood

Gold Coast / Near North Side

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 9am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 16: 9am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Long Lines

Architect

Andrew Rebori, 1938

Addition

Bertrand Goldberg, 1947

Description

This understated Art Moderne gem with curvaceous brick and glass block walls was built by and for architect Andrew Rebori. The front living quarters are spacious and strikingly spare. The expansive coach house, flooded with glass block light, was an ideal studio and entertaining space for the house’s second owner, shoe heiress Lillian Florsheim. Her son-in-law, architect Bertrand Goldberg, built a narrow, streamlined “bridge kitchen” connecting both houses above the small courtyard between them. The Florsheim Mansion is beautifully appointed with art, including works by Lillian Florsheim, and is available for events and lodging.

Behind the Scenes

Duck through the recessed entryway into this Art Moderne gem and see the suspended “bridge kitchen” added later by architect Bertrand Goldberg.