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1700 E. Madison St. apartments

1700 E. Madison St.
Developer: Ed Linardic
Architect: n/a
1700 Madison

Occasionally we come across a building that is a rental, but is so ugly and poorly designed that we have to include it here.

Although, we suspect that it was intended to be a condominium, it’s not any more reasonable as a rental as some of these apartments rent for over $2000 a month. ‘cough, cough’

We guess that the developer was inspired to dumpster dive through the Trader Joe’s garbage next door and ferret away empty boxes and egg containers to use as building materials.

That is the only apparent explanation for the look of the exterior of this building.

According to some reviews of the building, the inside has fared no better.

Bellagio condominiums

745 Bellevue Ave. Ebellagio-condos

The Facadio is more like it. It looks like stone, ’till you knock on the facade, only to realize it’s made of delicious Italian nougat and rice cake. You can snack on it while waiting for the bus.

You’ve got the aqueduct archways, Rapunzel tower and Embassy Suites attachment.

We’re all for roof top decks, eaves and balconies, but this is quite a Mediterranean medley.

Like a sweaty uncle at the wedding who won’t button up his shirt and wears a lot of cologne, it’s heavy on the grope.

We’ve been groped by an Italian nougat building… That’s a whole lot of wrong.