Our redesign of the 5411 Winthrop for Flats Chicago breathes new life into a classic example of Chicago’s Four Plus One apartment blocks. Moss’s aim is to restore the building’s iconic 1970s drama and glamor. The tired tan brick has been updated in dark gray, and the angular concrete awning is highlighted with bright green — drawing you into the updated glass entry.
The light-filled entry is clean and spacious, encouraging tenants and guests to sit a moment on the elongated leather sofa and check out the series of black and white photos of the neighborhood during the 1970s. The series is the work of Chicago photographer, Bob Rehak, profiled on the far wall. The entry provides access to the common corridors and fitness room.
Decades of interior finishes were stripped away exposing the concrete and masonry walls. Further updates include new, energy efficient appliances; simple, effective cabinetry; and minimal trim details to allow new tenants to stamp each unit with their own personal style. The units have been completely reorganized to maximize open living space while creating micro-space sleeping areas for beds in nooks or small bedrooms.