Apartments we love: Egypt kitsch
For years, driving around, certain buildings stand out. The Egyptian-style apartment building at 747 Wilcox, for example, never fails to turn heads. Built in 1926, there's nothing particularly Egyptian about the architecture. But King Tut's tomb was discoverd in 1922, and some of the Egypt-mania that ensued must have drifted over to the building's owners. Two greek-looking pillars are detailed with Egyptian-ish designs; colorful paintings adorn every detail possible. In the domed hallway to the front door, Egyptian gods parade toward the entrance, with Isis presiding over all (see photos here).
But we've never seen inside, sadly. We wonder if the Egyptian style continues throughout the interior. We think it may be all single apartments. Have you been inside?