Haus Salzbrunn, Berlin-Schmargendorf, 1928-29. The best pre- served of Rosenthal’s work is the apartments on Salzbrunner Straße in Wilmersdorf. It is an otherwise restrained work of the Neue Sachlichkeit - but for the expressive sweeping balconies on the street side that distinguish the block. All the apartments had generous floor plans of 150-250 square meters. Writing in 1930, Rosenthal wrote, “The development of modern architecture in the last ten years is characterized by the victory of the modern direction. The winning ‘modern’ idea here was the objectivity abstracting from all decorative accessories, which, if only correctly derived from the building task at hand, led to designs full of character.”