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South Suburban Modernism Tour
Part 1

On October 9, 2005, Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond members enjoyed an exceptional tour planned by our president, Joe Kunkel. We visited seven architecturally significant homes filled with modernist furnishings and art. A cocktail reception was held at the final home designed by Edward Dart, overlooking a beautiful yard and pond. Six out of the seven homes were owned by members of CBB.

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Part 1 (740K)
Part 2 (908K)


Heimbach House, Bertrand Goldberg, 1939







The interior is being renovated and was awaiting a new cork floor


The "Goldberg" floating staircase


A spectacular original light fixture





Levin House, Bertrand Goldberg 1957


Notice the custom fireplace, stove hood, and BBQ throughout the home


One of the most spectacular kitchens ever!

Note the same staircase detail as the Heimbach House


The current and original owners answer questions


Joan Gand with Sylvia Levin, original owner


The fabulous indoor BBQ with current homeowner on right


Original blueprints


Rear view of the Levin House


Details like this slatted bench and wall decorate the outdoors





For more details on this exciting new group, please contact: Joe Kunkel
joe@jetsetmodern.com or (T) 312-371-0986


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