Michael Marienthal fell in love with this 1936 building by Andrew Rebori: Constructed in 1936 for a Marshall Field executive, the four-story Moderne building houses 12 duplexes and one triplex. Its curving walls and art-glass windows first caught the attention of photographer Michael Marienthal when he was a teenager. Fast-forward to 2000, when he saw an open-house listing for the property. Take a look inside below:
"I was not at all interested in buying something," he recalls. "But I'd never forgotten the complex. How could I resist?"
The structure was in disrepair, but he found his way to the triplex at the rear and was immediately transported by its volumes and light. "It was kind of a ruin, but it was so magical," he says. "I was struck by the play of light on the walls. I knew I'd never find another place like it."
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