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by Stefen
Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM lighting sources: ball lights and sconces
Replies: 36
Views: 26354

I h ave an original Eichler in Orange that has light similar to the Primelites to the left hand side.

Due to the sloping ceiling, the suspended light have various cord lengths.

Many of the alternatives would work as well.
by Stefen
Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: exterior color scheme help?
Replies: 18
Views: 4646

Change the entire color scheme and get rid of the pink and blue.

Never paint the bricks unless you are the type that also likes colored stones, concrete Madonas and cars up on blocks in your yard.

Right now, the stone veneer is the best thing going for the house.
by Stefen
Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mystery BBQ/Stone thing in back yard...?
Replies: 20
Views: 5058

Instead of trying to figure out what this wonderful feature is, take a sledge hammer and see if you can rearrange the bricks and stone into something more aesthetic and functional.

Whatever you do will be a great improvement.
by Stefen
Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help me with exterior house colors?
Replies: 15
Views: 4325

My first comment would be to eliminate the blue altogether.

Your setting is in a wooded landscape area and using a lighter color to compliment the setting would be benificial...try light olives or soft greens with darker trim of the same palette.
by Stefen
Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Novice who just bought an MCM home
Replies: 33
Views: 9718

If it was me, I would begin on the inside, painting one room at a time beginning with the master bedroom, 2nd, 3rd, then hall and bathroom and working outward and downward ending with the kitchen. Then I would start with the outside first by pruning and clearing unwanted landscape elements until you...
by Stefen
Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:40 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Landscaping........
Replies: 4
Views: 1452

The best solution is to review magazines such as 'Sunset Western Garden' for ideas and then contact a Licensed Landscape Architect...the key word is 'Licensed' and not a contractor or nursery...a qualified design professional.
by Stefen
Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Need help! on PATIO design
Replies: 3
Views: 1258

Consult with a qualified Licensed Landscape Architect who should be in the position to resolve all of the problems. Go to the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA Georgia) web site and find a listing in your community. As to corregated fiberglass...if you spit tobacca in a beer can, and yo...
by Stefen
Tue Feb 07, 2006 9:18 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Question about repairing Heywood Wakefield?
Replies: 2
Views: 1525

by Stefen
Tue Jan 31, 2006 3:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Research FAQ
Replies: 5
Views: 1191

If a modern architect is no longer living and his/her firm affilliations no longer exists, check to see which University they are a graduate of.

At times, their drawings are archived in a University trust for posterity. :D
by Stefen
Tue Jan 31, 2006 3:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Acid Stain vs. Integrally Colored Concrete Floors
Replies: 18
Views: 4824

Suggest that you go to the 'Bomanite' web site where there are 5 factory licensed contractors that are experienced in providing either of the services you are seeking.

I have used Bomanite systems on numerous projects in California and cannot find anyone comparable...and including warranty service.
by Stefen
Fri Jan 27, 2006 8:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 60's parquet flooring
Replies: 8
Views: 1625

Most older parquet tiles are composed of standard width flooring material cut and laid side by side to make a square. The newer tiles today are usually a thin veneer over plywood and do not stand up to sanding. After reviewing your picture, what you appear to have are solid white oak planks cut into...
by Stefen
Tue Jan 10, 2006 4:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A Question About Eichlers
Replies: 21
Views: 6477

Nick, I am an Eichler owner with a home in the City of Orange. In answer to your question, each individual floor plan typically was built with one roof design only, regardless of location. You will find that many of the floor plans have slight variations due to evolutionary trends. The floor plans a...
by Stefen
Tue Jan 10, 2006 2:36 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Haggling for a Better Price on Vintage Furniture?
Replies: 6
Views: 2403

Regardless of what you are haggling for, determine what value the item is to you. Set the maximum dollar amount and begin haggling somewhere below your maximum. To be a good haggler....you must be willing to walk away if you can't reach a midway settling point. I once had a gentleman follow me all o...
by Stefen
Wed Nov 30, 2005 8:48 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Fence Questions
Replies: 20
Views: 5666

Assuming that the T1-11 fence panels are double sided with a 2 x 4 frame, posts should be placed every corner and at 8' intervals. I would recommend using 2" galvanized pipe posts which can be boxed-in. Generally wood posts buried in concrete, will rot or decay in time. The fence can be capped using...

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