Search found 34 matches

by jazz-n-cocktails
Mon Aug 06, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modern fountains
Replies: 25
Views: 2381

Here are some images of that tiki fountain mentioned in my last post. The tiki vase/planter was given to us but was apparently from Home Depot (!), and while not modern per se, it fits our tropical CM landscaping. Point is, this can be done easily with any vase or planter with modern lines. Don't mi...
by jazz-n-cocktails
Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modern fountains
Replies: 25
Views: 2381

Check out the fountains at http://www.trevicollection.com. Some very cool stuff there that would fit a modernist aesthetic. For those of you in the Long Beach, CA, area, H&H Nursery on Lakewood Ave. has some in stock. We almost went for a couple on those pages, but decided instead to build our o...
by jazz-n-cocktails
Sun May 20, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Sandblasting exterior of Cliff May??
Replies: 26
Views: 1996

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/203/490512348_0415b112bb.jpg do't forget to add shutters and decorative landscaping. curb appeal! think resale. I grew up in New England in a "split-level ranch" that didn't have post and beam construction or clerestory windows, but that looked frighteningly...
by jazz-n-cocktails
Sat May 19, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Sandblasting exterior of Cliff May??
Replies: 26
Views: 1996

another exterior painting question

In LASquirrel's defense, homeowners tackling new projects for the first time, particularly owners of MCMs who want to do right by them, may not know what's appropriate, thus the sandblasting question. Better it's asked here of people with expertise than for someone to just head off to Home Depot and...
by jazz-n-cocktails
Fri May 18, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Flooring options
Replies: 15
Views: 1328

Re: Flooring options

Hi! I am looking to replace the flooring in my 59 mcm home. Right now it's very worn berber over wood subfloor. Just wondering what type of flooring you all have in your beautiful homes. I do like the look of bamboo but know it has some flaws as well, I looked at Marmoleum but ruled that out. The p...
by jazz-n-cocktails
Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May - Long Beach Ranchos original brochure pdf for you
Replies: 16
Views: 2807

Re: Cliff May - Long Beach Ranchos original brochure pdf for

Great add, Travelteam--what a fantastic resource. It's cool to see both the original drawings of the models and the photos of the plot pre-development...hard to imagine that kind of open space in southern California! :cheers:
by jazz-n-cocktails
Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Entry Courtyard
Replies: 18
Views: 5848

Re: Courtyard Entry

Nicely done--great use of shadows and light. Do you have outdoor lighting set up to illuminate the panels at night, either from the inside or the outside? Would be a great effect with low voltage light...a warm glow. I also like the redwood chips as a great natural counter to the exposed aggregate, ...
by jazz-n-cocktails
Sat Apr 07, 2007 8:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Exposed aggregate vs. concrete deck??
Replies: 40
Views: 4426

I like the overall look of the pool area (the deck supports aside). The way that the pool is integrated into surrounding nature is very nice and lends a lovely organic feel to the whole area. I wonder, however, with all the trees/bushes and especially the ground cover so near the pool's edge, if th...
by jazz-n-cocktails
Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:03 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: LB Cliff May owners - please won't you be our neighbors?
Replies: 88
Views: 8596

The 20th doesn't work for us, but we'll catch up to you all. Perhaps some would want to go the El Dorado two Fridays in a row? Hell, I could get used to that! Pretty soon, I'll have them reserve a bar stool for me nightly... :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :c...
by jazz-n-cocktails
Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:56 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Exposed aggregate vs. concrete deck??
Replies: 40
Views: 4426

Exactly our situation, kjansma. We'd planned to rip up the shaggy, spotty grass area and pool deck only, and deal with the pool in a year or two. But we, too, were warned not to go down that road, so we're getting it all done in one shot. And yes, Stephen, we've been advised to replace the plumbing ...
by jazz-n-cocktails
Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:52 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Exposed aggregate vs. concrete deck??
Replies: 40
Views: 4426

jazz-n-cocktails-- Are you talking about the elevated dining area on page 97? It's a very good look-- but it is busy. Good luck with the salt finish. Sounds like the exposed aggregate is no longer on the table? No--I agree, though, that raised dining area is pretty busy. I'm looking at the patio of...
by jazz-n-cocktails
Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:38 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: This irks me
Replies: 22
Views: 2272

maybe you should have considered that when you posted this thread. If someone is going to flip houses, post a blog to talk about it, they should have a little clue of what they are talking about. they should also be able to take a little criticism as well. that's the internet. you're right. i just ...
by jazz-n-cocktails
Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Exposed aggregate vs. concrete deck??
Replies: 40
Views: 4426

we chose the salt finish look - i love this look - easy to hose off and keep clean - slide resitant and totally MCM. i like the feel of hot concrete in the summer - nothing like lying down on a towel on the concrete after a refreshing swim. Thanks--the more I hear about it, the more interested I am...
by jazz-n-cocktails
Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Exposed aggregate vs. concrete deck??
Replies: 40
Views: 4426

hey, jazz-n-cocktails, I'm curious-- what kind of stamping will you do in your concrete deck? bitzala Good question--we seem to change our minds daily! We'd thought at first to go with random-sized squares, the stamp known as Ashlar. Looks a bit like square and rectangular cut flagstone of varying ...
by jazz-n-cocktails
Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: LB Cliff May owners - please won't you be our neighbors?
Replies: 88
Views: 8596

Stephen, your point is well-taken in regards to "finishing" a house. In my experience (we're on our third house), once you finish all the major projects you have planned, you find more to do. Either that or it's time for a new house :wink: BTW, who is this "Randy" that I have he...
by jazz-n-cocktails
Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Exposed aggregate vs. concrete deck??
Replies: 40
Views: 4426

Re: An alternative...

I'm in the same boat with a pool area that needs overall remodeling. Right now, I've got the concrete jungle. My pool area is enclosed with wall and fence on two of the sides and house and garage framing the other two; save for two small strips along the fence and all, it's all concrete or pool. I'...
by jazz-n-cocktails
Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: LB Cliff May owners - please won't you be our neighbors?
Replies: 88
Views: 8596

Re: HELP w/ house remodel

Ok neighbors in the LB we finally sold our 2nd house and are looking to get reputable numbers for the following jobs??? 1. house painter 2. pool digger outter and restoration 3. ac installer 4. kitchen remodeler 5. slider windows and original doors to put in place of the "FRENCH DOORS??" ...
by jazz-n-cocktails
Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cleaning terrazzo floors
Replies: 11
Views: 1756

Hello, I had a home with Terrazzo throughout the entire home. The previous owners used regular floor polish on them (ouch!) Over time a dull yellow film was obvious. I had a professional company come in a wet hone the floors back to their original lustre. They started with a rough diamond grit rota...
by jazz-n-cocktails
Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:24 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: hey cliff may owners, where are your washer/dryers?
Replies: 31
Views: 6249

Re: hey cliff may owners, where are your washer/dryers?

4 days until we close escrow and the question about washer/dryer locations in cliff may homes popped into my head. when we were house-hunting initially, we saw some that were moved into garages, some outdoors beneath covered patios, and some in close proximity to the kitchen space. have most of you...
by jazz-n-cocktails
Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:31 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Are knock-off furniture pieces okay?
Replies: 45
Views: 12535

Just realized I hadn't responded to the original post on knock-offs, at least not directly. Here's a thought: let's take design down a path similar to that of copyright protections in publishing. If I recall correctly, a published work's copyright can be renewed for 75 years (after the author's deat...
by jazz-n-cocktails
Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:01 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Requesting Advice on Flagstone Patio
Replies: 9
Views: 1263

by jazz-n-cocktails
Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:59 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Are knock-off furniture pieces okay?
Replies: 45
Views: 12535

I think most "classics"" are purposely inflated for snob appeal. A $3500 Eames chair and ottoman is more impressive than a $1000 one. If you can purchase a similar quality Barcelona chair and ottoman for $1500 why pay more for the "certified" manufacturers version. If the d...
by jazz-n-cocktails
Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Requesting Advice on Flagstone Patio
Replies: 9
Views: 1263

with our patios, we wanted to create functional space. we felt our coutyard should be our outdoor family room. we went with exposed aggragate on a 5.5 ft grid, like the module of the house. something that may did often. we also have a japanese garden and use flag stone to connect the patios and use...
by jazz-n-cocktails
Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Requesting Advice on Flagstone Patio
Replies: 9
Views: 1263

I'm actually planning on removing most of the concrete that surrounds my pool. I want stepping stones, plants, and rock material -- but not actual paving. I definitely need some low-voltage outdoor lighting too. This is our situation, Stephen--old, green-painted concrete surrounding the pool that w...
by jazz-n-cocktails
Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:26 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Requesting Advice on Flagstone Patio
Replies: 9
Views: 1263

I'm still thinking on this.....I like the grid, it's so modern. And our houses, like the FLW usonians, are designed on a grid. However, flagstone is so wonderfully organic. Especially planted. And there is nothing wrong with being Sunset with a Cliff May. Nothing is more Sunset. Just please don't o...
by jazz-n-cocktails
Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help Beta Test the Cliff May Registry
Replies: 18
Views: 1949

Re: Bump!

I've redone some things, fixed the "standing / no longer standing" bug. ALSO...I've added some 1955 floorplans: http://www.cliffmayregistry.com Fantastic database, Stephen--we've added our rancho. And thanks for posting the floorplans--this is the first chance we've had to see the 4-bedro...
by jazz-n-cocktails
Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Requesting Advice on Flagstone Patio
Replies: 9
Views: 1263

Requesting Advice on Flagstone Patio

Did a search but didn't fully find my answer to this topic, so... We moved into the Long Beach, CA, ranchos back in July and love our home and neighborhood. The previous owner did a great job restoring the 1954 Cliff May; now we're ready to do a few things to put our stamp on it while remaining fair...
by jazz-n-cocktails
Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:36 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Your Favorite Martini?
Replies: 39
Views: 16459

Re: Your Favorite Martini?

It's not a martini at all, really, although it's usually included in the drinks list with martinis. My favorite is the Manhattan, but it's got to be made just right: 2 parts Maker's Mark Almost (but not quite) 1 part sweet vermouth a dash or two of bitters Shake gently in a shaker with ice like you ...

Go to advanced search