Search found 209 matches

by morbank
Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:09 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: help! broken vintage thermador!
Replies: 8
Views: 2514

i'm surprised that that is not a standard element. we have a 24" built-in thermador and range from '66, and every time something breaks or is wrong with it, the repair guys always has every part on his truck!
by morbank
Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Disposing of Old VCT tiles....SAFE?
Replies: 9
Views: 2066

there are extensive topics here on the material, but just so you know, it only contains a very small amount of asbestos, and though needs to be disposed of properly, isn't so dangerous as long as the tiles are removed (and they remove very easily with a tile popper/scraper) and don't get crushed int...
by morbank
Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: TEAK DANISH MODERN DINING SET FOR SALE - SUPER CLEAN
Replies: 12
Views: 4666

is it still available?
by morbank
Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Metlox Tropicana Fish Vase 17" for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1448

Metlox Tropicana Fish Vase 17" for sale

Hey everyone--
I'm selling one of my most cherished pottery pieces on eBay. Hope it will go to someone who loves this design as much I do....thanks for looking

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0072422706
by morbank
Sun Oct 22, 2006 7:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: ATOMIC RANCH - the hardcover!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 5916

by morbank
Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:14 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: ATOMIC RANCH - the hardcover!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 5916

Very exciting! I will order mine now. Thanks! I think there may be a few pictures of my house in this book...look forwarding to finding out!
by morbank
Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: How much square footage do you really need?
Replies: 44
Views: 16623

I know everyone is probably tired of hearing about eichlers, but I have to say this one here is a pretty darn well designed home! It has under 2000 Sq. ft. of space, but enough room for 5 bedrooms and a family room on top of the basics. I'm so happy with the space that we have here. It's so well tho...
by morbank
Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Beachwood Canyon, CA - Great MCM
Replies: 39
Views: 11522

I am sure our fictional Couple can afford this home, but the moment they have a large expense (New roof, car breaks down, medical bills beyond insurance, etc.) they will be dead in the water. last christmas, AFTER we had spent a nice chunk of money on presents, our dog broke her leg severly, with o...
by morbank
Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:43 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Beachwood Canyon, CA - Great MCM
Replies: 39
Views: 11522

It's true that this house is probably not suitable for a family, but it is pretty realistic that a couple that owns this snazzy house has a snazzy lifestyle to maintain as well. I don't think someone who pays 1.3 mil to live in a house is a sacrificer. And if one were, it would still be difficult to...
by morbank
Sun Aug 06, 2006 6:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Beachwood Canyon, CA - Great MCM
Replies: 39
Views: 11522

Re: Flippers

Okay, so here's our couple's monthly budget: $13333 income $ 6782 housing $ 2416 taxes =========== $4135 in after-tax disposable income for utlilities, food, entertainment, savings. Our fictional couple should be able to afford more than top ramen and a $1.3M house. As long as we're at it, let's fi...
by morbank
Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Kitchen remodel/cabinet cost
Replies: 26
Views: 19360

No To Hyjack the Thread But... What did you use as a water repellant? I am currently applying wood oil and doing some light sanding as needed. Unfortunately I am doing this on a daily basis, thus my decision to change it. We entertain quite a bit and already have a couple of rings marks from people...
by morbank
Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:00 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Kitchen remodel/cabinet cost
Replies: 26
Views: 19360

We did make the mistake of doing all wood countertops, which we are now changing out to Silestone. (that was a $500 mistake :oops: ). Danny We redid our entire kitchen with new stainless steel appliances and custom cabinetry for under $25K--a pretty big kitchen (our cabinetry alone was $6K). Howeve...
by morbank
Wed Jul 05, 2006 6:29 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: FS: 1956 Matching Sofa and Sofa Chair
Replies: 19
Views: 7398

billcito--A wonderful and sad story at the same time! If it's any help at all (though probably not) just remember that the memory is ALWAYS better than the tangible. Stories and experiences passed on to others affect people more vastly than anything else. So you have shared your story with us and af...
by morbank
Tue Jul 04, 2006 9:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Glendale, CA (Whiting Woods) - Mid-Century Modern Home
Replies: 4
Views: 2961

I heard from a friend that this house was recently purchased again this spring by a mutual friend. was it for sale last year AND this year?
by morbank
Mon May 29, 2006 8:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Ventura, CA, 1967, 20 Units, 5.61 acres $3.3M
Replies: 0
Views: 1139

Ventura, CA, 1967, 20 Units, 5.61 acres $3.3M

Can apartments be turned into condominiums? This property looks interesting and the area is really nice....

http://www.realtor.com/Prop/1057285839
by morbank
Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles, CA >> RENTAL WANTED
Replies: 10
Views: 3298

hey sorry to hear that you have to leave. I don't have any leads but just wanted to make sure that you are being compensated, right? In LA there is a relocation fee that must be given to tenants when a building is sold if they are asked to leave, right? My friends had to pay the family $5K I think.....
by morbank
Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Desert Hot Springs, CA - 3 Jennifer Siegel PreFabs
Replies: 5
Views: 2218

by morbank
Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: The Regret list : If I had to do it all over again....
Replies: 42
Views: 52418

Sometimes I wish we'd lowballed our offer on the house 5-10k more. Don't get me wrong--we got a decent deal on our house, but some of its problems were either grossly understated by the realtors, or undetected by the inspectors. Keke, don't look back on those "unknowns." There is no way to know wha...
by morbank
Tue Jan 17, 2006 7:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A Question About Eichlers
Replies: 21
Views: 6710

speaking of Eichlers, this one is one of the most original ones I have seen http://www.eichlersocal.com/GalleryPages051109/BartonSS/index.htm in Orange Is that wall to wall glass in the dining area original? None of the 5 bedroom models in T.O. have that unless it was remodeled right after the hous...
by morbank
Thu Nov 17, 2005 7:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: WTD: Place to buy "Modern" Furniture Legs??
Replies: 16
Views: 6939

you can try www.roomandboard.com
they sell some MCM-esque legs
by morbank
Thu Nov 17, 2005 8:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Dining table for Potato Chip Chairs?
Replies: 8
Views: 2673

All those Eames tables are amazing, but personally I am not a fan of "matching." Somehow I just feel like over-matching items in a house makes a home feel less personal--unless you are going for that ultra modern clean look. I feel that way about designers as well as eras. Those chairs are my favori...
by morbank
Fri Nov 11, 2005 8:56 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Orange, CA Eichler home coming on the market
Replies: 23
Views: 5257

There's something to be said for paying a little more money for something that's pretty much move in---as rare as that is. We may have saved some money moving into our original fixer-upper but even the THOUGHT of any upcoming renovation is overwhelming!!! At this point I might rather move....
by morbank
Wed Nov 02, 2005 8:05 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Thousand Oaks, CA: new listing Eichler for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 3070

I think this house went off the market?
by morbank
Sun Oct 23, 2005 8:01 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Malibou Lake, CA - MY DREAM HOUSE!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2294

yes, the front is a very quaint with simple wood shingled front , obscured somewhat by a high redwood fence (for an enclosed front breakfast area). You would not turn your head driving past it....which is kind of the charm in my mind, as you are quite surprised to find what hides behind a very norma...
by morbank
Wed Oct 19, 2005 4:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Malibou Lake, CA - MY DREAM HOUSE!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2294

Malibou Lake, CA - MY DREAM HOUSE!!

My friends just listed their Malibou Lake cabin-like home. It is the perfect balance of vintage/original cabin and modern. I can't tell you how amazing this home is. A little on the small side for my family of 4, but this is essentially my dream house. Check it out!!! http://makeashorterlink.com/?Z1...
by morbank
Wed Oct 19, 2005 11:02 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Montebello, CA- Totally original and immaculate
Replies: 8
Views: 3451

Dan O. wrote: "One reason we don't see modern counterparts to Eichler or Cliff May type homes is because of the care and skill (and associated cost) needed to build anything with such a plainly exposed structure in the finished product. I would think a post and beam home would have to be built to a ...
by morbank
Wed Oct 19, 2005 8:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Montebello, CA- Totally original and immaculate
Replies: 8
Views: 3451

by morbank
Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Enclosing entryway - opinions/recommendations? (and hello!)
Replies: 13
Views: 2357

Hi and welcome! Can't offer too much help but just trying to bump your topic up. I think the space between the two entries is important to think about. It may seem awkward to walk through what one thinks is the entryway, only to become enclosed in another walkway. I think my personal preference woul...

Go to advanced search