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by aly star
Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Portland OR - Barrel Vaulted MCM
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Portland OR - Barrel Vaulted MCM

I'm posting this house here because I don't think it's getting the right marketing - you kids really need to see it!! I just can't watch such an awesome house sit on the market any longer!! (it's not my listing, but I will show it to you if you like!) It's already had a $25K price reduction! The MLS...
by aly star
Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Atomic Age Alliance - Portland OR - Informational Mtg May 20
Replies: 6
Views: 687

Here's June Mtg's Recap: It was requested that I post how the Portland AAA Chapter Mtg went, here goes: We met Sunday 24th at the Alibi. We had 3 or 4 new attendees (welcome!). Old Business: Previous projects - Top 20 Best Maintained/Restored Residential and Top 20 B/R Commercial buildings, and Top ...
by aly star
Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Kathy Griffin's house
Replies: 9
Views: 1886

Sure it's fun. As a realtor it's more a pain rather than a help, just because we've proven it to be easily 15K off either way, often much more than that! Luckily usually under-valued. But it's hard to explain this to an adamant seller, or a "too good to be true deal" wanting buyer. The big...
by aly star
Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Gresham, OR Rummer
Replies: 6
Views: 1456

Hey since this is an all locals post, I'll just remind you guys...

The 2nd Atomic Age Alliance - Portland meeting is Sunday June 24th, 5PM.

ALIBI LOUNGE
N. Interstate/Shaver


See ya all there,

Aly

(ps. Rummer & Coke is just the best name ever!)
by aly star
Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Beaverton, OR - Rummer/Hyland Hills Neighborhood
Replies: 6
Views: 1419

Ah the great East/West divide! I agree, that house would be gone if it were on Mt. Tabor or even in Fernhill! There's a huge dichotomy between wanting a pristine mid-mod home and wanting to live in deep suburbia with all it's trappings. It is my greatest burden, professionally. Well if nothing else,...
by aly star
Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Kathy Griffin's house
Replies: 9
Views: 1886

Kathy's house is awfully nice for a D-lister!

Zillow is about as accurate as those little mylar fish you put on your hand and it curls to tell you your personality traits. :wink:
by aly star
Sun May 06, 2007 11:08 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Any scooter fans out there?
Replies: 127
Views: 54996

okay, as promised here's a pic of my new-to-me ride.. 1962 VBB kitted to 165cc. Fast and pretty. grr. http://a544.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/21/l_e4d45e40d4fd9cc405551b3c815b2937.jpg of course this pic is the one cowl with smudges on it.. the other one is pristine.. isn't that the way it work...
by aly star
Sun May 06, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Atomic Age Alliance - Portland OR - Informational Mtg May 20
Replies: 6
Views: 687

Great MM! Thanks for moving it - I wasn't sure where to post exactly and didn't want to spam too much! I'll look for that package. I hope a slew of people will come out to the meeting, I'm not looking for long term commitments, just people with an interest to swing by and see what it's about. Aly
by aly star
Thu May 03, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Portland OR - Vistabrook Rummer on the market today!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2668

Atomic Age Alliance - Portland OR - Informational Mtg May 20

Hey Atomic-Lovers, I'm holding an Informational Meeting for the Portland Atomic Age Alliance Sunday May 20th at 5PM at the Alibi Tiki Lounge. Please come out to show your support and interest and bring ANYONE along who might be curious themselves. It'll be a meet and greet and we'll schedule the nex...
by aly star
Thu May 03, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Atomic Age Alliance - Portland OR - Informational Mtg May 20
Replies: 6
Views: 687

Atomic Age Alliance - Portland OR - Informational Mtg May 20

Hey Atomic-Lovers, I'm holding an Informational Meeting for the Portland Atomic Age Alliance Sunday May 20th at 5PM at the Alibi Tiki Lounge. Please come out to show your support and interest and bring ANYONE along who might be curious themselves. It'll be a meet and greet and we'll schedule the nex...
by aly star
Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:02 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Granada Hills, CA Eichler A Frame for sale - Original Owner
Replies: 37
Views: 6935

I love this thread. I love Futura Girl! I quoted you to a potential client today. As a mid-century freak realtor, reading this thread affirmed my purpose and drive and made me feel really darn great about my 'calling'. Thanks guys! Alyssa Ps. Start and Atomic Age Alliance in your Town, ask Futura Gi...
by aly star
Mon Apr 16, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Portland OR - Vistabrook Rummer on the market today!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2668

I called yesterday in preparation to show it to some calif clients (we didn't actually make it), and was told they were having an open house from 1-3. I'm really surprised that it hasn't sold yet. Yes, the showing directions request a day's notice for dog removal - annoying but reasonable. And there...
by aly star
Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:49 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Portland OR - Vistabrook Rummer on the market today!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2668

Portland OR - Vistabrook Rummer on the market today!!

This isn't my listing, but it's so good I couldn't resist!! 03/12/07: 1966 Rummer Built MCM. Vistabrook (Gardenhome/SW Ptld). 3 beds, 2 ba. 1826 sq ft. $510,000.<br> All the "Eichler" Trimmings!! ML# 7021831 http://www.rmlsweb.com/WEBPHOTOS/07000000/20000/1000/7021831-1.jpg http://www.rmls...
by aly star
Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: THIS THURSDAY - February 22, 2007 AAA Las Vegas Meeting
Replies: 6
Views: 977

Thanks!!

It was great meeting you all! Can't wait to get started on OAAA!

Aly
by aly star
Tue Feb 27, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Are knock-off furniture pieces okay?
Replies: 45
Views: 13163

Lessons Learned by Charles Engalls and Friends

haha, who knew any of you'd be intrigued by the tribulations of Charles Engalls.. If I recall, he has contracted with a furniture shop owner to sell his pieces on commission, then he starts to notice that another furniture maker is knocking off his pieces and selling them unmarked in bulk. he tracks...
by aly star
Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:57 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Thrifters, Pillagers, Estate Salers..post your top 5 finds!
Replies: 26
Views: 8422

1. A cache of Branchell Melmac Flatware, under 40 cents per piece, the rest free! (this is gonna kill Sputnikmoss) 2. Heywood Wakefield Nightstand, $75. 3. Pineapple wood hawaiiana (?? looks western to me) dresser, unmarked $65 4. Telefunken Console Radio with Turntable, $10 5. 1950's electric rotis...
by aly star
Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:14 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Any scooter fans out there?
Replies: 127
Views: 54996

Vegas or Bust!

wow, this thread is so old and yet still hot!! nice to see! In the last year I've renewed my interest in scooters (it waxes and wanes, or should I say, the drama of the scene bores me..). I maintained good standing with my club(s) but didn't ride. However, I just got a new-to-me 62 Vespa VBB, it's k...
by aly star
Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My rancher rehab
Replies: 40
Views: 9939

Gorgeous!

Wow, it's so nice to find another realtor with respect for the "standard" or "granny" as I call it, RANCH!! I'm trying to think of a way to get your example in front of some of my clients. there is so much potential in those ranches, it's just a matter of seeing underneath the du...
by aly star
Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Portland OR - East Side Mid Mod, $219
Replies: 1
Views: 1734

more!

I just posted more pictures that I took this afternoon of interior, exterior, finishes and hardware- kitschy stuff!!

www.aly-star.com/pick.html
by aly star
Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Portland OR - East Side Mid Mod, $219
Replies: 1
Views: 1734

Portland OR - East Side Mid Mod, $219

Hello Kids! I usually don't post listings that aren't mine, but I found this East Tabor Mid Century Mod sitting in my mls search today, and as it's so very cheap and just awaiting a restorationist's midas touch I figured I'd share with everyone here. it's a tiny ranch, just over 900 sq ft, but perfe...
by aly star
Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:00 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Are knock-off furniture pieces okay?
Replies: 45
Views: 13163

Knockeroffers

I think this subject was best handled in that episode of Little House on the Prarie where Charles' handmade furniture is knocked off by a.....


hahah. I just had to drag the six degrees of charles engalls into it. :D
by aly star
Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: ATOMIC AGE ALLIANCE - call for assistance
Replies: 28
Views: 11780

AAA in Portland?

Did anything come of this? I'd be interested in starting something up here and I think I know enough people to get at least a 20 person membership, likely more. Let me know who I need to contact to get something going. Aly Star MidCentury Kitsch Realtor, Bridgetown Realty aly-star.com alyssa@bridget...
by aly star
Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Portland, Oregon- Atomic ranch for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 2319

Re: Portland, Oregon- Atomic ranch for sale

I have more pictures on my website - I went to the Estate sale they held. http://www.aly-star.com/picks.html you may have to scroll a bit, I add new ones every week. Alyssa Starelli (aly star) Mid Century Realtor Bridgetown Realty 503-287-9370 Office 503-888-1362 Cell Hello: Atomic ranch for sale. N...
by aly star
Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:43 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: MCM Home Bar Plans
Replies: 4
Views: 2087

Try Better Homes/Sunset

I have found all kinds of plans for built-ins and such in period BHG & Sunset magazines, but I can't say I've found plans for a bar. Most of them were hand made however, so I'd fathom to say if you looked hard enough you could likely find one. I'll keep my eye out though I've gone through most e...
by aly star
Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Favorite Shelter and Design Magazines...
Replies: 14
Views: 3382

Atomic Ranch, definitely..

I'm biased because I helped them find their new house, but two hoots for AR!! It's almost painful to read each new issue, I ache with all the things I want! I also like the balance of mcm education with levity, and the approachability of the editors. I don't think I'd send a 'what's this thing?' que...
by aly star
Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Slate texture VCT
Replies: 1
Views: 590

Re: Slate texture VCT

Does anybody know of a source for VCT with a slate texture and solid color of black or very dark gray? Linoleum City has a medium gray that I found to be lighter than what I'm looking for. you might try lansing linoleum, portland Or. they "understand" us. http://www.lansinglinoleum.com Al...
by aly star
Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: livin' in the (Portland area) burbs?
Replies: 28
Views: 3536

Re: MCMdiva

My friend Alyssa Starelli at Bridgetown Realty is a great resource too. She found the home for Jim and Michelle Brown from Atomic Ranch. She focuses more on the eastside while Bob Z. has the high ends on the westside. http://www.bridgetownrealty.com Wow, thanks for the mention Marci and Joe! I'm so...
by aly star
Mon Feb 20, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Portland-OR, a photo blog of modern interiors
Replies: 14
Views: 3250

I've posted quite a few new pics recently.. including portions of a Rummer (the rest you can see on Portlandmodern.com)

hovel.textamerica.com
by aly star
Mon Feb 20, 2006 2:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Zillow.com
Replies: 21
Views: 4808

Here's my analogy - There's a site called WebMD where you can self-diagnose any complaint you might have, but when it comes down to it, are you gonna perform self surgery? No. You arm yourself with the information and go to a professional, and hopefully you'd do the same thing when it comes to the b...

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