This “immeuble de rapport”
named the Sabet Building was designed by Antoine Selim Nahas (1901-1966), who
was very active in Egypt and in Lebanon from 1934 to 1965.
The architect features
here a Deco building with ornamental sobriety emphasizing curving forms such as
balconies and minimal openings to the exterior.
The main facade is notable
for the original central element made of stone in checked patterns, a grid
structured in square forms containing a series of mosaics. We found the same
decorative design at Nabatat Street (16-18), another residential building
designed by Antoine Selim Nahas.