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by eggMCMuffin
Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Another unfortunate MCM paint job on Mercer Island-
Replies: 12
Views: 3791

Stephen, I agree with you as well-- context is everything. However, in that respect I'm more troubled by the color of the bark than I am with the splash of "mustard". I feel like the relatively mild variety of yellow they used is sufficently complimentary to the touches of bright green fol...
by eggMCMuffin
Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Perhaps the most important thing about MCMs-
Replies: 27
Views: 5527

I've been the sometimes reluctant beneficiary of a previous owner who lavished a variety of spare no expense improvements on my home in the mid eighties. Among them, I've got storm windows all over the place; including some tricky clerestory sizes and some very large uniquely sized windows. I probab...
by eggMCMuffin
Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: HELP! Realtors want to punish me for having a "modern&
Replies: 13
Views: 3813

First of all, I like your home a lot. While not the type of home most on this site gravitate toward, I think the photos suggest that it flows well and has a sleek but livable feel throughout. To sell it in any market, but especially in this one, I think you need to find the right realtor. A speciali...
by eggMCMuffin
Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Another unfortunate MCM paint job on Mercer Island-
Replies: 12
Views: 3791

Or better yet (ok, maybe not gray, but also certainly not red)...

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by eggMCMuffin
Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Another unfortunate MCM paint job on Mercer Island-
Replies: 12
Views: 3791

For me, fixing that fascia board would make all the difference.

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by eggMCMuffin
Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Were these ForeRunners of MCM?
Replies: 17
Views: 3797

(Jerry) eggMCMuffin should tell us more about who he is Jerry, Just an automotive engineer who likes it when the stuff he designs not only works, but also looks good. I've always loved good design, and feel very fortunate to have found a place like this site where it's possible to talk about one of...
by eggMCMuffin
Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Were these ForeRunners of MCM?
Replies: 17
Views: 3797

(scowsa) fore·run·ner (fôrrnr, fr-) n. a. One that precedes, as in time; a predecessor. b. One that comes before and indicates the approach of another; a harbinger. Words do have set meanings, but context is what makes language, and by extension constructive dialog, go. If MCM's march toward the ma...
by eggMCMuffin
Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:48 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Were these ForeRunners of MCM?
Replies: 17
Views: 3797

Jerry, you're far more of an expert on this subject than I'll ever be, and I see what you're getting at based on how the Levittown homes are described on the website, but I think it depends on how you define "forerunner". I think they're a forerunner of the particular type of early/mid six...
by eggMCMuffin
Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: LQQking for a room divider/screen
Replies: 9
Views: 3384

Your Blog

I can't offer any help with finding a divider, but I have to acknowledge this quote from your blog: "Yes..... I removed the louvered doors. I was left exhausted."-- Awesome.
by eggMCMuffin
Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mod home library must-have title list. Collaborative.
Replies: 27
Views: 9728

Good start, I'll tack on a couple of my favorites... 1. Atomic Ranch - book 2. Collection of Atomic Ranch magazine 3. Eichler - Modernism Rebuilds the American Dream 4. Julius Shulman - Modernism Rediscovered 5. How to Build Modern Furniture - Mario Dal Fabbro 6. How to Make Built-in Furniture - Mar...
by eggMCMuffin
Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: a Realtor's definition of obsolete as applied to homes-
Replies: 18
Views: 3620

Perks, well said. If the market force for period modern homes was stronger, there would be more new homes built in this style today and fewer of the originals would be getting knocked down. I do think that the connection you draw between the McMansions and the Toyota/Honda's of the auto industry is ...
by eggMCMuffin
Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: ventahood
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

This is kind of tangential, but recent new member Mansheima posted a flooring thread on 21 May that linked to his Flickr account. I noticed among his/her photos a few pictures of an apparently vintage (and pretty righteous) pink Vent-A-Hood with kind of a gingerbread gable on the front of it. http:/...
by eggMCMuffin
Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:27 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: I adore these steps
Replies: 21
Views: 2732

it is virtually impossible for private individuals to get building code amended to a less conservative interpretation. often you may be able to negotiate with a building official or inspector to get your permit issued or cleared, but ultimately that does not alleviate your liability in a court of l...
by eggMCMuffin
Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: I adore these steps
Replies: 21
Views: 2732

Agree, the N:Vision Bulbs are pretty nice as fluorescents go. I try to be good and use fluorescents wherever I can. However, I have noticed that their performance is really dependant on the application. I have a few locations in my home in Portland where, for whatever reason, the ambient lighting co...
by eggMCMuffin
Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: I adore these steps
Replies: 21
Views: 2732

building codes arent really pointless, especially when they address life safety. if you were to touch those stairs for repair and not bring everything up to code, you are fully liable for any injury that may occur on your property. youre really liable whether or not the stairs are affected. Fillmor...
by eggMCMuffin
Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Met Home mag goes MCM
Replies: 10
Views: 1275

I don't like absolutes... ...usually :wink:. I also don't think there should be a media forum of any type that gives "the" definitive word on a given subject. This is very different than being the "leading" publication in a field of interest. At it's most harmless, a singular voi...
by eggMCMuffin
Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:48 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Met Home mag goes MCM
Replies: 10
Views: 1275

Met Home used to be a pretty interesting magazine. The impression I get is that, when Dwell sort of "blew up" sometime around 2003, Met Home made the decision to cut toward the mainstream (presumably because there wasn't a large enough perceived audience for two such magazines in the "...
by eggMCMuffin
Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: How did I do?
Replies: 17
Views: 3727

Really, really nice. I like the asymetric roof arrangement, just fantastic.
by eggMCMuffin
Sat Aug 08, 2009 2:41 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: I adore these steps
Replies: 21
Views: 2732

I came accross this website the other day (despite it's name, the content is entirely wholesome). It's not MCM-centric, but it certainly does delve into (read: obsess about) the finer points of stair design... The site contains literally hundreds of pictures of different interior and exterior stair/...
by eggMCMuffin
Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Nicely executed MCM home additions (examples)
Replies: 3
Views: 2081

Hey R-us, what a great detailed post! One of the things I like about nicely done additions is that they are difficult to identify (they look like they were there all along). Thanks for the nice examples in this vein.
by eggMCMuffin
Sat Aug 01, 2009 2:27 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Nicely executed MCM home additions (examples)
Replies: 3
Views: 2081

Nicely executed MCM home additions (examples)

I was wondering if anyone had photos/examples/stories of nicely executed MCM home additions. If we're to accept the statement that not all of MCM homes were 'born perfect', it seems that there must be times when doing an addition or some other form of major floor plan modification is wholly appropri...
by eggMCMuffin
Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our MCM home - a face only a mother can love . . .
Replies: 17
Views: 2866

Watch NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MTV, HGTV, Learning Channel, Discovery Channel, etc... Read Time Magazine, Newsweek, People, Metropolitan Home, House and Garden, Dwell, etc... walk through any mall and see Pier One, Urban Outfitters, Z Gallery, Home Depot, Apple Store, Williams Sonoma, Target and even Wa...
by eggMCMuffin
Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Dining room renovations
Replies: 5
Views: 942

I really like those floating beams! Kind of unusual to see them set off of the ceiling and asymmetrically positioned like that. I think it creates a nice visual effect. I also bet that getting all that junk off the walls probably did a lot to make them stand out (hard to say for sure because they're...
by eggMCMuffin
Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Is this MCM? If not, then what is it?
Replies: 16
Views: 2662

A walkable neighborhood really is a nice feature to have. My wife and I knew we wanted a true MCM, and got one. However, we passed on a lot of "better" ones (more design elements we liked, needed less de-1980s-ification, etc) to get something close to downtown and near some nice running an...
by eggMCMuffin
Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: I adore these steps
Replies: 21
Views: 2732

I would say that home owners should do what they can to resist and argue for changing pointless building codes that make their homes worse (many of which seem to be designed to improve the prices contractors can charge for what would otherwise be less profitable jobs). However, I do think that stair...
by eggMCMuffin
Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: I adore these steps
Replies: 21
Views: 2732

It's also not like you absolutely couldn't put a rail on those. It's a compromose, but it wouldn't exactly destroy the effect if the materials and geometry were selected carefully...
by eggMCMuffin
Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Your favorite piece of furniture.....
Replies: 17
Views: 3524

I love the Scandi designs, but since I am only 5 ft tall, some of them are just too deep for me to find comfortable for long enough to say...watch a movie. I totally agree-- I'm on the tall end of the height range (and on the very tall end of the range by Mid Century standards), and I find that som...
by eggMCMuffin
Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:17 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Your favorite piece of furniture.....
Replies: 17
Views: 3524

Many MCMs (including mine) have real problems with lighting by virtue of the exposed beam ceilings, which make getting a J-Box directly over your particular furniture arrangement problematic unless you happen to be putting a new roof on at the same time... With this in mind, one of my favorite piece...
by eggMCMuffin
Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Rummer 'remodel' in April Issue of Dwell (success/failure?)
Replies: 26
Views: 4234

I generally consider it to be success as well. The faithful aspects of the remodel (or renovation, as Joe prefers) I like include the largely period front exterior, and in particular that they let a Japanese maple that had matured less than perfectly survive. The deviations I enjoyed include the wal...
by eggMCMuffin
Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Rummer 'remodel' in April Issue of Dwell (success/failure?)
Replies: 26
Views: 4234

Rummer 'remodel' in April Issue of Dwell (success/failure?)

I'm getting to this a little late, but there was a nicely written article about a Portland area Rummer in the April issue of Dwell. The article and the photography were very nicely done, I thought (sort of your typical Dwell write up, featuring many photos of the happy besweatered family lounging in...

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