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by googie2525
Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Anyone know this fabric/upholstery?
Replies: 4
Views: 949

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by googie2525
Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Anyone know this fabric/upholstery?
Replies: 4
Views: 949

Anyone know this fabric/upholstery?

I'm sure this is a pretty well-known textle, but I'm at a loss. I'm wondering if anyone knows who makes it, who designed it, AND is it still available? Thanks! <a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s247/theweirdone1971/...
by googie2525
Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cool NYC Building Facade - Hauer Screens
Replies: 49
Views: 4679

Screens are still in production & a making a big comeback: Erwin Hauer was a concrete forming genius. http://www.coolhunting.com/archives/2004/07/erwin_hauer.php I followed the link from Cool Hunting, where I read about the Hauer reissues, but the link goes to his personal site which has been u...
by googie2525
Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cool NYC Building Facade - Hauer Screens
Replies: 49
Views: 4679

Screens are still in production & a making a big comeback: Erwin Hauer was a concrete forming genius. http://www.coolhunting.com/archives/2004/07/erwin_hauer.php Wow, thanks for the link, I just ordered the book from Amazon after reading this thread...Would you happen too have any names or link...
by googie2525
Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 50-60's Wet Bars?
Replies: 9
Views: 1023

The wet part is the sticking point. You need water and a drain. If the closet is opposite a bath or laundry that may be possible. If not, bringing plumbing to the location may be prohibitive. It's actually right behind the guest bathroom, so plumbing will be no problemo. I was thinking about doing ...
by googie2525
Sun Jun 17, 2007 8:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 50-60's Wet Bars?
Replies: 9
Views: 1023

50-60's Wet Bars?

by googie2525
Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:51 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-Century built-in planter pictures?
Replies: 15
Views: 1220

Not to bring the conversation down but I grew up near a family who had an indoor planter similar to those shown and they found that it was a major source of Radon contamination in their house. I don't know if that's normal or not but something to be aware of. Yikes, I just ordered a Radon testing k...
by googie2525
Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Decorative screen? Shelf?
Replies: 17
Views: 1600

Here's another example I just saw on Socalmodern.com The photo is small but here's the link: http://www.socalmodern.com/Listings/1080Claiborne/homesdetail.html http://www.socalmodern.com/Listings/1080Claiborne/images/scm_1080Claiborne_07.jpg Hey, I just saw that house on some HGTV program - swank.
by googie2525
Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-Century built-in planter pictures?
Replies: 15
Views: 1220

Mid-Century built-in planter pictures?

I posted earlier about possible shelving/decorative dividers that would compliment my neglected built-in planter that was stripped of its original shelving and boarded over when I moved in. I now have some ideas on how to proceed with a period-loking shelf over the planter...but I face another dille...
by googie2525
Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Decorative screen? Shelf?
Replies: 17
Views: 1600

Not exactly what you are looking for (No shelves), but as a entry divider / room divider it is different and interesting http://www.socalmodern.com/gallery/images/00021_PICT0192.jpg http://www.socalmodern.com/gallery/images/00022_PICT0246.jpg Actually, an entry/room divider could work quite nicely ...
by googie2525
Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Decorative screen? Shelf?
Replies: 17
Views: 1600

Decorative screen? Shelf?

Does anyone know what those...oh, how to describe? Well, in some mid-century pads, I've seen these sort of decorative built-in shelf type thingees (well, never in real life actually, just a few movies here and there), usually built in the entry or over one of those built-in brick planters. They're k...
by googie2525
Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Replacement windows?
Replies: 3
Views: 1489

Replacement windows?

Facing a dillema here, folks. The previous owner of my MCM'ish Ranch slapped a bunch of vinyl replacement windows onto two sides of the house and left the other two sides original (the original windows are in pretty bad shape though, painted shut, rusted badly, etc.). I would like to yank out all th...
by googie2525
Sat Dec 02, 2006 12:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Any information on San Antonio, TX architect Milton Ryan?
Replies: 5
Views: 896

Hello? This thing on?
by googie2525
Fri Dec 01, 2006 2:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Any information on San Antonio, TX architect Milton Ryan?
Replies: 5
Views: 896

Any information on San Antonio, TX architect Milton Ryan?

I was wondering if anyone here might have any info on San Antonio, TX architect Milton Ryan. He built several MCM homes here in the 1950s/60's, and information on him is pretty sparse. I do know that he was a partner of FL Wright's for 10 years. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Here's a link t...
by googie2525
Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:25 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Earl Ables Razed
Replies: 16
Views: 11337

just found this: http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f379/ede2525/EarlAbelsNew.jpg ...well, all I can say is that this architectural rendering is way better than the reality. Basically it's just a semi dressed-up former "Hometown Buffet." Maybe they'll add some stuff, like that cool beacon t...
by googie2525
Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:15 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Earl Ables Razed
Replies: 16
Views: 11337

Well, in a nutshell, the name (and a few fixtures, tables, etc.) was sold and a "new" Earl Abel's was set up about a mile away in a strip mall. Same food, the funny wall plaques are up, and most importantly the cool neon sign is now up. I mean, the exterior ain't "Googie" by any ...
by googie2525
Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:15 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Earl Ables Razed
Replies: 16
Views: 11337

okay, finally went by for lunch yesterday. happily, the place was quite crowded. the new owners said business has really picked up recently. they were also installing the old classic neon sign up near the street as i was eating - HURRAY! as for the great old wall plaques, they were all hanging over ...
by googie2525
Sat Oct 14, 2006 11:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: more new mcm construction in tx
Replies: 9
Views: 2754

...here's a link to to the "agave" development in austin, texas. it's a new neighborhood made up entirely of what look like reasonably priced mods. haven't been by to check them out at this early stage, but the price seems right...the only problem i have with these new mods that are poppin...
by googie2525
Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Feliz LA CA 1964
Replies: 5
Views: 3007

...good lord, that's crazy high-priced! i just can't figure out how you folks in california are able to afford these places, i mean, i make good money in texas and i get sticker shock in my own neck-of-the-woods, but these LA-area prices are absolutely mind-boggling! are all you guys just silly load...
by googie2525
Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:15 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Earl Ables Razed
Replies: 16
Views: 11337

Eatery served up lots of memories Rosemary Barnes Express-News Business Writer From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, the Earl Abel's lunchtime routine looked like it had the last 65 years. A steady stream of patrons, ordered chicken fried steak, thick Abel burgers, crispy fried chicken and lemon meri...
by googie2525
Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:10 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Earl Ables Razed
Replies: 16
Views: 11337

More quotes: Our Clock Will Never Be Stolen The Employees Are Always Watching It The Reason A Dollar Won't Do As Much As It Once Did, Is, People Won't Do As Much For A Dollar As They Once Did! Seville Dar Dago Tousin Busses Inaro Nojo Demstrux Summit Cows In Summit Dux (here's the translation: See, ...
by googie2525
Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: San Antonio, TX- MCM houses in San Antonio?
Replies: 9
Views: 3733

Wow, good eye, Ginger, that house pic you posted was THE O'Neil Ford house that I was drooling over a few years ago in Monticello Park. It was custom built for the Karem family, who own the local eatery/institution "Karems" ('natch). That property has real architectural panache, being that...
by googie2525
Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: San Antonio, TX- MCM houses in San Antonio?
Replies: 9
Views: 3733

Okay, the Ryan house is NOW 199,000. On a related note, I, completely randomly, met the guy who grew up in the house the other day, said it had terrible problems keeping cool in the summer and warm in the winter, evidently a thread with all Ryan homes he said. Still a cool looking pad. Needs work on...
by googie2525
Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: San Antonio, TX- MCM houses in San Antonio?
Replies: 9
Views: 3733

Yes, Alamo Heights and Terrel Hills prices have gone through the roof recently (although there is one semi-ramshackle Milton Ryan for sale in far Terrel Hills for 219,000, and I was told by a realtor friend that the sellers are "very motivated." Only down side, and what prevented me from a...
by googie2525
Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: San Antonio, TX- MCM houses in San Antonio?
Replies: 9
Views: 3733

Well, like any place I suppose, we have a few MCM's spread around here and there. There are a few really amazing properties in Terrell Hills and Oak Hills, and a scant few others in the Monte Vista and Monticello Park historic districts. We have several MCM's that are designed by noted architect O'N...

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