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by domus48
Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:36 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: EWWW! Disastrous kitchen re-muddle featured in Sunset
Replies: 45
Views: 4443

As for those of you convinced a 30 to 50 year old appliance is perfectly fine with respect to continued use -- rather than investing in a new appliance -- please visit this link. There are a number of links within this Slate piece that are also quite informative. http://www.slate.com/id/2198670/ Thi...
by domus48
Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: EWWW! Disastrous kitchen re-muddle featured in Sunset
Replies: 45
Views: 4443

" ...with an oven, it's best left original." I disagree. Functionality and efficiency (in terms of energy used -- as in Energy Star) is of more value than salvaging a builders grade appliance in the name of preservation. It comes down to this: What is the value of the item saved? The answe...
by domus48
Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: EWWW! Disastrous kitchen re-muddle featured in Sunset
Replies: 45
Views: 4443

Interesting topic and thread. As an owner of a historically designated post war modern home and a licensed interior designer employed with a firm known for a high-end, clean-line aesthetic, I would have to say that the "stunning makeover" is little more than a cosmetic upgrade -- what's wi...
by domus48
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Problems going from floor to wall toilet
Replies: 10
Views: 1110

As a licensed Interior Designer in the commercial market -- where wall hung toilets are quite common -- I can assure you that the plumbers reluctance to perform the work you desire is substantiated. And even if you do find a plumber willing to execute the work, the associated costs will likely excee...
by domus48
Thu Dec 20, 2007 6:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Main Beam cut in half H E L P !
Replies: 68
Views: 6463

At the end of the day, the most important of all considerations with respect to home remediation/remodeling is due diligence -- which was not employed in this instance and there will be repercussions from failure to due so sooner or later. That is assured. It's somewhat pointless to discuss what cou...
by domus48
Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:03 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: GEOGRAPHIC - REGIONAL GROUPS
Replies: 8
Views: 4779

I would be happy to be the "initiator" for a Houston Group... assuming no one else has stepped-up.
by domus48
Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Landmark Cohen "carousel" house slated for demolit
Replies: 30
Views: 3813

9602 Moonlight Drive: Linchpin for Change I wish I had done more and sooner – not that that would have altered the course for this house. I wish that there existed a greater respect for Houston’s history as represented by significant architecture I wish governing bodies could step-up and accept...
by domus48
Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:21 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Main Beam cut in half H E L P !
Replies: 68
Views: 6463

Not to burst any overly optimistic bubbles here but you are playing with fire... I had a contractor friend come over and take a look before going any further. I guess it's safe to assume the contractor friend is a licensed structural engineer who also does part-time home renovation work. I am having...
by domus48
Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Main Beam cut in half H E L P !
Replies: 68
Views: 6463

Last word on this from me. Based on your last photograph -- and if I interpret the image correctly -- there is a vertical support embedded within the chimney structure which is acting as a support for the roof beam(s). I would encourage you to seek professional experience before any further activity...
by domus48
Sun Aug 05, 2007 3:14 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Main Beam cut in half H E L P !
Replies: 68
Views: 6463

Difficult to tell what is going on given the images posted. However, removal of a fireplace and chimney should not be executed without professional input (i.e. structural engineer and/or architect). Regardless as to if the chimney is original to the house, it's existing and may for that matter, not ...
by domus48
Tue Jul 31, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Roofing Contractor in Denver
Replies: 5
Views: 1017

If they haven't called you by now, they won't. As for commercial roofing: There may be issues with respect to warranties (i.e. restrictions) when attempting to utilize commercial roofing contractors for residential projects. Also there is often a question of scale as commercial operations are set-u...
by domus48
Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Hi-need advice on total remodel-midcen ranch post-Katrina
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Unfortunately you will not like what I have to say and of course there are plenty of individuals who no doubt will encourage you to move forward with this purchase. I will do my best to inform you based on my experiences as a licensed design professional with many years of due diligence experience....
by domus48
Mon May 21, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Need Your Opinions: Front Patio Expansion
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Do you have a scaled plan of the area in question?
by domus48
Fri May 04, 2007 7:43 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Tips for Flat Roofing
Replies: 9
Views: 945

The roof assembly is perhaps the single most crucial assembly of a structure. Flat roofs elevate the previous statement at least ten fold. Add either a wet, humid environment or aggressive winters to that equation and... well, you've got your hands full. That said... In the course of your due dilige...
by domus48
Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:22 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: ceramic roof insulation
Replies: 4
Views: 639

I'm not sure that the product itself can offer an R38 value -- perhaps the product used in tandem with other conventional means will allow one to achieve the equivalent of a R38. Regardless, go to: http://www.hytechsales.com and scroll to the bottom of the page to Hy-Tech ceramic insulation paint......
by domus48
Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 32,000 square foot home in Palm Desert
Replies: 31
Views: 2922

Duane Hagadone’s Palm Desert compound is quite architecturally compelling to say the least – based on the limited and awkward images available; there is considerable thought and expertise evident throughout this edifice. There’s no question that a design this unusual would bring about controve...
by domus48
Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:48 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 32,000 square foot home in Palm Desert
Replies: 31
Views: 2922

As far as Duane Hagadone's Palm Desert compound is concerned, architecturally analyzing an edifice by viewing aerial construction images or following the lead of a less than objective newspaper article is hardly a good starting point. While the structure in question is clearly not in sync with every...
by domus48
Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Asking for advice on roofing for my 50's modern Home
Replies: 6
Views: 1442

Contact at least three licensed, bonded roofing companies (with at least one being national). I didn't note that you posted what part of the country you live but that will factor into your decision process. You will need to educate yourself a bit with respect to your options and roof types. I would ...
by domus48
Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:09 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: new MCM stock plans. opinions? pics.
Replies: 28
Views: 3053

My apologies for the double post as well as the comment about the 1970's vacation home . I had problems posting and assumed that nothing would appear... and I revised what I was intending on saying with the intent being to post later. Nevertheless, what happended happened. The remainer of my comment...
by domus48
Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: new MCM stock plans. opinions? pics.
Replies: 28
Views: 3053

egads is correct: Site is everything (or nearly so). To comment on a plan independent of site -- and for that matter, user needs -- is pretty superficial. The completed images of the Tray are somewhat underwhelming -- but that's a personal response. This design may be exactly what you're looking for...
by domus48
Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:29 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Bought my 1st MCM apartment!!!
Replies: 40
Views: 8690

Stephen is correct... you would benefit greatly by finding a designer more closely linked to your sensibilities. I would caution you however to not fall into the FF&E trap -- there are likely many infrastructure related items that should be investigated first. For example, I couldn't discern fro...
by domus48
Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:49 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Flooring on the Ceiling
Replies: 11
Views: 1533

Johnnyapollo is correct, the expansion/contraction issue associated with wood -- especially bamboo -- should be foremost if you are considering use of this material. Perhaps you could consider the Formica floor system product -- the aforementioned issue would be minimized and may be less costly too....
by domus48
Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mosaic with bullnose??
Replies: 16
Views: 3275

by domus48
Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:24 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Dallas, TX MCM Info Needed...
Replies: 36
Views: 4274

Strategies with respect to lack of insulation @ roof are as follows: 1) If you are going to replace the roof you may be able to utilize a radiant barrier -- there are substrate products w/ fused radiant barrier -- but use of such would depend on if there is any air space in the roof assembly. 2) Use...
by domus48
Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Disposing of Old VCT tiles....SAFE?
Replies: 9
Views: 2022

Chances are good that there is an asbestos content. Generally the preferred method of dealing with this issue is containment (i.e. leaving the existing material and installing new flooring over the existing). However, if the existing material is loose and/or buckleing the situation becomes somewhat ...
by domus48
Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Designer/Architect Info Sought
Replies: 2
Views: 1012

Additional Info

by domus48
Tue Feb 27, 2007 4:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Designer/Architect Info Sought
Replies: 2
Views: 1012

Designer/Architect Info Sought

Greetings all- I would greatly appreciate any info -- other than what's posted below -- regarding State of Texas registered architect (#2174) David Crockett (deceased). Info posted at http://www.houstonarchitecture.info indicates he was certified to practice from 7-29-57 to 2-28-94 and his last plac...
by domus48
Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:23 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: our new CT modern
Replies: 8
Views: 1353

Before the Aesthetics...

First, congratulations on your pending purchase... very dynamic and definately a significant find. You will benefit greatly from conducting the following investigations (by a licensed professional): Roof inspection Structural inspection Plumbing inspection Electrical inspection These would be above ...
by domus48
Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cost of building a MCM home today?
Replies: 6
Views: 1184

You might take a look at the MCM offerings in Dwell magazine (ModernMarket section): http://www.maxxlivingstone.com http://www.sander-architects.com http://www.eco-modern.com http://www.azarchitecture.com http://www.modernlivingspaces.com There are others of course but someone from one of the above ...
by domus48
Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modern Looking Fireplace-Help?
Replies: 23
Views: 8206

Fireplaces

If you can locate the December/November issue of Azure a number of appropiate fireplaces are represented: EcoSmart, Shaker by Skantherm, Fond'ice by Fondis, Fire Ribbon by Spark Modern Fires and Zephyr by Inflame.

Good luck!

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