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by kandersen
Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: cleaning terrazzo
Replies: 4
Views: 2353

We were told just a little bit of Ivory dish soap in a bucket of water. If you use just a little soap, you shouldn't even need to rinse it.
by kandersen
Fri May 20, 2011 5:05 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Mid-century Modern Home Tour, Columbus, IN on May 21st
Replies: 2
Views: 1566

by kandersen
Tue May 17, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Mid-century Modern Home Tour, Columbus, IN on May 21st
Replies: 2
Views: 1566

Mid-century Modern Home Tour, Columbus, IN on May 21st

Indiana Landmarks is presenting its Back to the Future tour of five mid-century homes in Columbus, IN. The tour headquarters will be the North Christian Church, designed by Eero Saarinen. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 the day of the tour. Also in Columbus, but not included in the tour, is the Mill...
by kandersen
Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Advice on 2 estimates for Marmoleum
Replies: 3
Views: 1051

Is this the sheet product or the planks? Sheet flooring should have the new underlayment per specs to avoid telegraphing. Planks are a DIY product, so specialized skill is not as important.
by kandersen
Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Indianapolis, IN $129,900
Replies: 0
Views: 518

Indianapolis, IN $129,900

It needs some work but has potential. It's near the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the international school

by kandersen
Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Eichler Pantry Door Light Switch
Replies: 7
Views: 1503

You say there was an existing one--did someone change the door frame previously, because if not, the switch, a patch, or hole where the switch once was will still be there. Could it have been a chain pull inside the pantry? We have two jamb switches that I replaced with new ones when we changed the ...
by kandersen
Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Palm Springs- $465,000 Furnished "Butterfly" roof
Replies: 3
Views: 1172

Here is the link to the article:



Scowsa said the article was actually a few years old, so it may be the project on which you worked.
by kandersen
Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Palm Springs- $465,000 Furnished "Butterfly" roof
Replies: 3
Views: 1172

Thanks for posting that Paul--I don't know if you saw the other post about the LA Times article on a new Krisel--it is interesting to compare a new Krisel and a renovated one.

Do you know what the metal fence material is--it kind of looks like the steel substructure for cement floors.
by kandersen
Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: kitchen glass backsplash help
Replies: 25
Views: 3198

A few $.01s-- You may as well leave the "bumper" and just tile in the alcove behind the stove. If you take out the granite backspash, you will likely have to fix the drywall you damage removing the granite. You also avoid the unknown, which is whether the tile will cover the gap between th...
by kandersen
Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:42 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New member with New (to me) Usonian Style Home!
Replies: 24
Views: 3593

Ian, for the floors I would consult with someone in your area that does marble and terrazzo polishing. Our yellow pages in Indy has a terrazzo section, so maybe Madison does as well. They may be able to help you on figuring out whether the concrete color is on the surface or throughout and the best ...
by kandersen
Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Lafayette, IN May 30 MCM Home Tour
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Agreed. Great Tour. Nice to meet virtual friends in person. Kandersen, we spotted you in your car pulling onto one of the tour streets. Ships in the night. Cheers, -Baz It was nice to finally meet you. We really enjoyed the tour even though it provoked a lot of house-envy. My favorite was the one o...
by kandersen
Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Lafayette, IN May 30 MCM Home Tour
Replies: 6
Views: 598

The tour was great. Kandersen it was nice to finally meet you guys in person. If you're ever in the Noblesville area let us know. It was great meeting you as well. Let us know if you're in the neighborhood and come by for a visit. I'll be sure to do a quick clean-up if I see any vehicles slowly dri...
by kandersen
Thu May 14, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Native birds and windows: please don't mix them!
Replies: 16
Views: 1823

My heart breaks every time a bird flies into our windows. Of course, these are the same windows that give us the chance to see barred owls, pileated woodpeckers, red-bellied woodpeckers and more flying through our trees. Rockland, I love your picture--a titmouse, correct? We don't put rugs out for o...
by kandersen
Wed May 13, 2009 8:02 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: This ain't Mid-Century- or any kind of Modern-
Replies: 19
Views: 2230

There is a difference between prefab and manufactured housing. Prefabs can ultimately be any kind of house, but parts are preassembled in a controlled environment. Manufactured housing is typically a single or double-wide that is totally assembled off-site and transported to the site. To do that, th...
by kandersen
Wed May 13, 2009 7:44 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: This ain't Mid-Century- or any kind of Modern-
Replies: 19
Views: 2230

plus, where are you going to site this house?

Aisle 15, lot 434, 3 down from the picnic area. :roll:
by kandersen
Thu May 07, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Case Study House Lecture at Indianapolis Museum of Art
Replies: 3
Views: 355

I posted this in the Modern Calendar of Events forum. We plan on attending the lecture (the IMA isn't far from where we live) and going on the tour. Maybe we'll see you there!
by kandersen
Mon May 04, 2009 7:47 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Lafayette, IN May 30 MCM Home Tour
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Lafayette, IN May 30 MCM Home Tour

Back to the Future Home tour Boxy modernist houses and low-slung ranch homes were the height of hip when they were built, and they still have a cool factor today. They’ve been around long enough that some qualify as historic structures – a point that sparks debate and causes us to view them in a new...
by kandersen
Mon May 04, 2009 7:45 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Indianapolis, IN May 28 Mid-Century Modern lecture
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Indianapolis, IN May 28 Mid-Century Modern lecture

Mid-Century Modern lecture Thursday, May 28 6:30 p.m. DeBoest Lecture Hall, Indianapolis Museum of Art Elizabeth Smith’s illustrated lecture, “Case Study Houses: Blueprint for Modern Living,” highlights famed experiments in residential architecture sponsored by Art & Architecture magazine from 1...
by kandersen
Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:29 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: hallway light conundrum
Replies: 34
Views: 4311

A remodel can does not need to be attached to a joist--it slips into the hole and has clips that hold it to the drywall. The depth is kind of tight, but you can get a regular 4 inch remodel can in the ceiling. You can also get shallow depth cans for some other sizes (6 inch for sure, maybe 5 inch) i...
by kandersen
Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:20 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Replacement cooktop - coil or glass surface?
Replies: 19
Views: 1964

GVRanch--Nice cooktop! That is what we want to replace our gas unit with. I really like the touch controls, i.e., no handles. The original is pretty cool too. FWIW, induction cooktops heat the pan, not the cooking surface, as opposed to electric smoothtop. So that may make a difference in cleaning t...
by kandersen
Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:22 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Tell Me About Your Interior Doors!
Replies: 16
Views: 2618

You can get solid core birch doors for not much more $$. You probably should have three hinges to carry the extra weight, though, so that may take some extra work if your existing jambs only have two hinges.
by kandersen
Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: removing tile from stone
Replies: 9
Views: 1565

If the tiles are not stuck on too well, you may be able to pry them off. If not, you could try using a circular saw and a diamond blade to cut them into smaller pieces that you could then attack at an angle with a hammer and a heavy duty 4" scraper and pop them off. Make sure the saw blade is n...
by kandersen
Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Your most authentic-MCM-looking Ikea kitchen.
Replies: 21
Views: 2244

My quandary? I have a sink wall that is 90" I have a 24" Bosch dishwasher (integrated even!) that will not fit to the side because the existing, original sink cabinet is 44" wide. To replace the cabinets, I need a 27" cabinet for the side opposite the dishwasher. The ideal is: 2...
by kandersen
Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM (?) on HGTV's Curb Appeal
Replies: 9
Views: 1641

We caught the end of the show and were not at all impressed.
by kandersen
Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Saarinen-designed home donated to Indianapolis Museum of Art
Replies: 10
Views: 1359

Saarinen-designed home donated to Indianapolis Museum of Art

From the Indianapolis Star: The Indianapolis Museum of Art has acquired another major work of art: the Miller House and Garden in Columbus. Known as one of Indiana's most significant architectural sites, the house and garden will undergo a major renovation and eventually be opened to the public. IMA...
by kandersen
Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Question regarding Insulation
Replies: 6
Views: 946

We had cellulose blown into our ceiling joist space. They drilled holes every few feet in every joist bay and filled up the cavities. Google dense-pak cellulose for more information. Part of our ceiling in our two story living room they could not do because we had no scaffolding, but the rest of wha...

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