Century of Progress International Exposition - Chicago 1933

A century of progress

May 27 - November 12, 1933 and June 1 - October 31, 1934


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Florida Tropical House

Florida Tropical House at the Exhibition Expo Chicago 1933

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Architect(s) : Robert Law Weed

The Florida house. A modern, luxurious, open, unconventional design, suitable for living largely outdoors, is represented in this house, which is not intended to be built economically, but to present an ideal...

Spacious and open, with a minimum of family labour, that is what this house wants to present.
At the front, you enter a two-storey room, with a ceiling-high window on one side, and on the left, an open polished aluminium staircase leading to the upper floor.

The living room opens to the dining room on one side, and on the other side to a loggia overlooking the lake.
The bathroom is a large square room with glass partitions between the showers and the sunken bath.
The entire roof, with the exception of the living room, is formed by terraces from which spacious bedrooms can be accessed.
The interior decoration is modern Victorian, with specially designed furniture, and use of wallpaper, draperies, and interior lighting effects to create a warm atmosphere.

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