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by Tony
Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Plasma TV Wall Installation - Los Angeles - Any suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 1051

LCD's also perform better than Plasma's in high ambient light situations.

Agree about Star Club! Never had them install anything, but I've bought TV's from them in the past and their prices were great.

Tony
by Tony
Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: landmark house in glendale
Replies: 19
Views: 2619

There is one line of truth in the description of the house:

"This house is so UNIQUE that there is no known architectural classification for its style."

Tony
by Tony
Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Nichols NYC
Replies: 2
Views: 782

Maybe you can clone him?

Tony
by Tony
Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:20 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What is "Henderson-designed in Claremont CA" ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1342

Hello L A Munoz, And welcome to Lotta Living! I would say that the phrase "custom designed Henderson built" implies that the house was designed by someone and constructed by someone named Henderson. So Henderson may have been a builder of single homes, or perhaps a developer of many homes....
by Tony
Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Chemosphere Paperweight
Replies: 3
Views: 1317

While I don't remember and copper in the Chemosphere, Lautner did use copper on occassion. The ceiling of the Bergren House for example, was covered with copper foil.

Tony
by Tony
Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Palm Springs Mid Century Masterpiece!
Replies: 11
Views: 3361

I haven't discovered any Killingsworth projects in Palm Springs.

Tony
by Tony
Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Beverly Hills, Anybody know this house?
Replies: 21
Views: 3071

Beverly Hills does not have a Historic Preservation ordinance. Many cities don't, unfortunately. Without an ordinance a city has no authority to block a demolition because of the historic nature of the property. In Rancho Mirage, a few years ago, the Richard Neutra-designed Maslon House was demolish...
by Tony
Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Would you be interested in....
Replies: 17
Views: 2009

Hi Scowsa, I happened to visit that house on a tour I gave last weekend. Really nice. And a "green" manifesto. Using an R-2 lot like that is a creative way of redeveloping. One could live in the front unit while building the new back unit and then move in and build a new unit in front. Not...
by Tony
Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Carlsbad, CA - whos got info
Replies: 23
Views: 2069

Hey Chimay, I happen to be in Carlsbad right now and so thought I'd drive up to Oceanside to look at that AQJ subdivision. Rather grim I'm afraid. I could compare it to the North Palm Springs area around the Racquet Club ten years ago. Run down, lots of bars on windows, etc. Fortunately Palm Springs...
by Tony
Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Would you be interested in....
Replies: 17
Views: 2009

been there, done that. good luck finding land. Well I don't know about the first half of that statement, but the second part is certainly accurate - in urban Southern California at least. Unless you are looking out in the fringe there are no inexpensive lots left. Unless, that is, they are vertical...
by Tony
Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Edina, MN: (one of) Wexler's First House(s)
Replies: 1
Views: 895

The listing says Wexler, but does not say Don Wexler. Has anyone contacted Don to see if this is in fact one of his houses? It doesn't look like any of his work that I've seen. Don moved to L.A. in 1946 to work for Richard Neutra. Then he moved to Palm Springs. So in 1950, the year of the house on t...
by Tony
Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Eames House Case Study House #8
Replies: 1
Views: 908

The Eames House and Studio is always worth a visit. And it always also seems smaller to me in person than in the photographs. So you really have to see things in person to understand the scale. I also think that the family be comended for making the property so accessible for viewing.

Tony
by Tony
Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Hi all, Looking for a real source for house plans
Replies: 50
Views: 3042

Rockland,

House is a great book! Thanks for mentioning it.

This book really describes the trials and tribulations of building a house, from all sides: the architect, the client, and the builders. Should be a must-read for anyone wanting to build a house.

Tony
by Tony
Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles, CA - 1965 A. Quincy Jones - Only $29 mil
Replies: 10
Views: 1737

Correct as usual Mr. Nichols.

Here's the Gary Cooper House on Zillow:

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/birds-eye-view-map/20523942_zpid

Tony
by Tony
Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles, CA - 1965 A. Quincy Jones - Only $29 mil
Replies: 10
Views: 1737

The Gary Cooper House is really great! Very nice restoration by Mark Rios too.

Tony
by Tony
Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Seismic safety of houses on stilts?
Replies: 4
Views: 1202

I think those exterior skirts on stilt houses is more for fire protection then for earthquake reasons. Fires burn uphill really fast and can go up the slope and ignite the underside of the house. If considering buying a "stilt house" it is always best to consult with a structural engineer ...
by Tony
Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Carlsbad, CA - whos got info
Replies: 23
Views: 2069

I've been hanging around in Carlsbad for a few weeks. Nice sleepy town, as are all the north coastal towns. Fantastic climate, compared at least to the desert! Traffic on the 5 freeway is pretty bad during rush hours. There's lot of forclosures and bank-owned properties for sale in North County. But...
by Tony
Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Rehabing a commercial building into a house
Replies: 10
Views: 1008

Hello Bartini, And welcome to Lotta Living! Unfortunately, it is difficult to find blueprints. The city building permit office rarely keeps them, except for large commercial buildings sometimes. But you should still look at the building permits there to see if there is an architect indicated. If so,...
by Tony
Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Sherman Oaks, CA, Edward Fickett A.I.A.
Replies: 13
Views: 1765

With a kitchen "breakfast bar", aren't the stools supposed to be on the outside facing into the kitchen? Or is that just a convention?

Tony
by Tony
Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: LA, Barbarella at Hollywood Cemetery Aug. 3
Replies: 1
Views: 599

Wow! It would be nice to see this on a large screen. Italian production design at its finest.

Tony
by Tony
Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Lorgan's in Singapore
Replies: 3
Views: 1129

Mr. Nichols, Where do you find these things? This really is an odd site. If you press button #2 to "leave a message" you can also then click on a back arrow and review the 1,200 some messages that have been placed there. So if anyone wants to troll emails for spam, here's a good source! Tony
by Tony
Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Lautner Tour - Harpel, Tyler & Schwimmer Residences
Replies: 15
Views: 2266

Tyler is a really nice house. I tend to like Lautner's smaller works best.

Tyler also had significant damage from the Northridge earthquake. Luckily the owner had excellent insurance! Not only was the house fixed up, but they put the owner up in the Chemosphere for a year!

Tony
by Tony
Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modern Mod Baroque Hollywood Regency Style
Replies: 13
Views: 1342

Here's some background on the inventor of the Hollywood Regency style: John Elgin Woolf (1908-1980), born in Georgia, received a Bachelor’s degree in architecture in 1929 from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Woolf deeply admired the Greek Revival mansions of the south and those theatrical for...
by Tony
Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:41 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Bel Air,CA: Frank Katayama Midcentury Modern Residence
Replies: 1
Views: 1043

That's pretty nice, and seems to be in great condition too.

Anyone know anything about Frank Katayama?

Tony
by Tony
Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: WOW - Frank Lloyd Wright, Pasadena
Replies: 8
Views: 1907

gwdiener is correct about houses with two names. The convention is that the house is named for the first owner. It can get a hyphenated name if a subsequent owner performs something significant architecturally to the house. In Palm Springs, for example, there is the Carey-Pirozzi House. The house wa...
by Tony
Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:29 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: bathroom remodel/aluminum wiring
Replies: 8
Views: 1177

egads,

Two very, very informative posts. Thanks!

Tony
by Tony
Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New project.New member. pics
Replies: 33
Views: 3800

Yes, Egads is correct! Halogen bulbs can explode if the surface is contaminated with even a slight amount of body oil. Clean them with a solvent and install them using a paper towel or something like that. And we are moving, for better or worse, from incandescent to fluorescent lamps. Of course, Flu...
by Tony
Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New project.New member. pics
Replies: 33
Views: 3800

I have to disagree with Craig about fluorescent lights. Older fluorescents, those that are 1-1/2" inch diameter, do give off poor light. But the newer ones that are 5/8" or 1" inch diameter are much better. Especially with bulbs that have a high Color Rendering Index - something over ...
by Tony
Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: LOTTA LIVING BUCKET LIST!
Replies: 12
Views: 3418

And while visiting NYC: The Seagram building by Mies. http://www.nyc-architecture.com/UES/UES002.htm http://www.nyc-architecture.com/UES/UES012-LeverHouse.jpg Have lunch also inside at the Four Seasons Restaurant by Phillip Johnson. http://www.fourseasonsrestaurant.com/index2.htm http://www.coolhunt...

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