Florsheim Mansion, Estate of the Day
Today's home is a rather unique offering, an 11-room mansion on Chicago's Gold Coast. The Chicago Tribune reported that the mansion was designed by architect Andrew Rebori and later modified by architect Bertrand Goldberg. It was built in 1938 and known as the Florsheim mansion. The five bedroom home and separate guest house were linked in the 1950s by a long galley-style kitchen. The current owner paid $2.23 million to purchase the mansion in 2006 from then-Museum of Contemporary Art director Robert Fitzpatrick.
The home is broken into a number of innovative spaces. After you come in through the outer archway you enter into the office adjoined by the reception room featuring the signature Rebori glass block wash room and overlooking a garden and patio. The second level has an east-facing living room with fireplace and window overlooking State Street and Lake Michigan. The media room is adjoined with the two story family room. On the third floor there are three bedrooms with adjoining Ribori-style bathrooms. This property is listed at $2.5 million.
Gallery: Florsheim Mansion