• Apartamento Magazine
  • issue 16, Autumn/Winter 2015

Portrait of a house

My great-grandfather bought the house in the ‘30s. Coming from a humble family in the nearby village, he was sent to the capital at age 16 and made his way at the Parisian department store La Samaritaine, like in a Zola novel. He went from sleeping on the counter in the basement, as an apprentice,…

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