Urban excursions: 70’s-era Italian designed executive office (West Town)

MCM Grand owners Andrew Weissmann and Brandon McCleskey suspected I would appreciate this perfectly preserved 70’s-era executive office, and they were right. Tucked away into a nondescript, now abandoned West Town building, the office boasts elaborate custom finishes, including padded paneling along one wall, a cut-panel mirrored ceiling and built-in audio-visual equipment that looks like something out of James Bond. By the time it had been completed in the mid to late 70’s, the office had cost more money than the building was worth at the time, recalls the executive’s son, who still owns the building and was kind enough to give me a tour of the place last week. Seems like a good investment if you ask me. What do you think?  Thanks Andrew and Brandon!

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Who misses tapes? I don’t either.

Entering the executive bathroom.

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12 Responses to “Urban excursions: 70’s-era Italian designed executive office (West Town)”

  1. This is unbelievable. It would make a great set for a movie. I’m so glad they realized how cool it is and didn’t rip it out.

  2. Am I the only one who feels the sofa – awesome as it is – is a bit awkward, as if it’s missing a cushion? I understand all about the lines & period aesthetic, but to me it looks like the proportion of the arms to the seat height is off; tho, it does have a self-lined deck, so it’s definitely well made (self decks were not too common then)

    Oh, if you twisted my arm I’d be able to live with that shower…. kinda dreamy… love the sink as well

  3. Hey Ted, good eye. The sofa cushion is missing, so my “perfectly preserved” description is not entirely accurate (but close).

  4. Jan: my first thought was that this would make a spectacular movie set.

  5. it’s so rare to find a space that’s such an intact time capsule
    my imagination is fired….an office?…yes….a party room?….oh yeah!

  6. As someone who remembers this kind of office from the first time around, it’s just a teeny bit depressing…but that’s just because it reminds me of my job at a package design company on Mich Ave.

  7. Oh my oh my oh my
    that is unbelievable
    thank you for sharing with us
    I am on the floor right now in disbelief and wonder!

  8. Amazing!!!!! Amazing amazing amazing, that is all I’ve got! AMAZING.

  9. Wow — incredible! I live in the ‘hood and would LOVE to see that in person. They should offer tours!

  10. decorator dave 18. Nov, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Yes, getting the ‘Star trek The Next Generation’ vibe. I realized recently that it comes on late at night on BBC America right before Graham Norton (no wonder the brits have a weird perception of us and vice versa). I am such a closeted fan these days. That bath room is rocking. Some things should never ever be brown, toilets and bath tubs fit perfectly into that category.

  11. How cool! It’s the 70’s version of “Mad Men”.

  12. whoa, would this have been quite a statement even back in the day or just your “average” 70’s space?