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by Perks
Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Oceanside, CA 1963 $285,000
Replies: 1
Views: 778

Oh wow, how cool is that? Most of the homes in that neighborhood don't seem to have held up all that well, or to have been maintained in mostly-original condition...so this one is definitely a delight to see. (The eventual buyer can unfortunately expect to pay much more than $1700 per annum in taxes...
by Perks
Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Hollywood Hills California - Redone R. Soriano coming soon
Replies: 4
Views: 1339

Some tidbits here:

http://sfvrealestate.blogspot.com/2012/ ... ntury.html

By the way, Judy, I like your "angle" in your blog posts. Much more entertaining to read than the average boring realtor-speak I usually see.
by Perks
Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Granada Hills California - Eichler for Sale Just Hit MLS
Replies: 10
Views: 2086

"Isolated" is in the eye of the beholder. Door-to-door, it's a ten minute drive from me, and my neighborhood sure isn't "isolated."

Maybe it's too far for your hipster friends in Silver Lake to ride their fixies to. But that's probably a good thing. ;)
by Perks
Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: UCSB Cliff May Exhibition
Replies: 24
Views: 2160

Thanks to Stephen for the kick in the pants I needed to get out there. We made the trip out there on Thursday. DEFINITELY worthwhile. Many more original artifacts than I expected to see, and I learned a lot about May's earlier works that I was previously unfamiliar with. If you're on the fence, it's...
by Perks
Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: LA: Summer Soda Tasting 2 at Galco's Soda Pop 7/22/2012
Replies: 1
Views: 872

For anyone who is planning to attend, I advise you to get in line EARLY. It was a totally fun event, but got very mobbed inside very quickly last year.
by Perks
Sun May 27, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1453

The Formica boomerang pattern is only available in charcoal right now. Alas, all of the other colors were discontinued over the past couple years.

However, Wilsonart has quite a selection of similar patterns available by custom order.

I DO love my charcoal boomerang counters; totally fun! ;)
by Perks
Fri May 25, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Chrome rocket-style designs now available for the bathroom
Replies: 2
Views: 1157

How cool!

I mean...totally not for me...

But still, definitely awesome!
by Perks
Fri May 25, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1453

Re: counter tops, I think it would depend on what look you're going for. If you're going with newer, Euro-style cabinets, I'd probably recommend flat-edged Silestone as well. Laminate counter surfaces work well for a more vintage look, and if restoring or repurposing original cabinetry is part of th...
by Perks
Fri May 25, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: How much square footage do you really need?
Replies: 44
Views: 7329

I don't remember the actual unit number--I stayed there for about a month on a sub-let--but it was one of the units on the back side of the courtyard (i.e., the side that didn't face Gayley, Weyburn, or the alley). It's always been one of my favorite buildings in Westwood.
by Perks
Sun May 20, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Brentwood, CA A. Quincy Jones 1950 $1,595,000
Replies: 8
Views: 1502

love these homes. AQJ is my all time favorite architect, but does anyone see the irony of a crestwood hills homes selling for $1.5 million? :( Speaking of which. I showed a house in Crestwood a month or so ago. The car I drove there (a pickup truck that I bought used with 70k miles on the clock) co...
by Perks
Sun May 20, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: How much square footage do you really need?
Replies: 44
Views: 7329

Futura Girl wrote:well, here's some pictures of the Los Angeles studio apartment (the 1940s apartment)
http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/173411

Small world! I (very briefly) lived in that building in '96 when I was studying at UCLA...
by Perks
Sun May 06, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: How much square footage do you really need?
Replies: 44
Views: 7329

Would love to see pics of the studios! (Have I missed those posts in the past?) I always marvel at those who have managed to live in very small spaces...I remember reading about a guy who lived in a something like a 90 sq. ft. place in Manhattan. I don't think I could ever detach myself from "s...
by Perks
Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Uniontown, PA 1960 Richard Neutra $227,500
Replies: 11
Views: 1649

What a fab house! I love the lines!

We have no shortage of Neutra designs here in L.A., but this one feels like such a world apart from his more local works.
by Perks
Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pasadena, CA - Case Study House #10 - $1.599M
Replies: 0
Views: 582

Pasadena, CA - Case Study House #10 - $1.599M

http://media.cdn-redfin.com/photo/58/bigphoto/686/22163686_1_0.jpg "Case Study House # 10, designed & built by the father & son team of Kemper Nomland & Kemper Nomland, Jr. , showcases a modern aesthetic, basic materials & a simple overall approach to construction..." http...
by Perks
Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Woodland Hills, CA Corbin Palms - $280,000
Replies: 3
Views: 1381

If the exterior is any indication...I can only wonder what sort of horrors lurk on the inside!
by Perks
Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cabinets: to keep or toss
Replies: 10
Views: 1604

My parents-in-law had a custom kitchen put in their house way back in the 1960s. 40-some years later, my sister-in-law bought the house and removed the cabinets as part of another kitchen remodel. The kitchen island is now a work bench in my garage. Many of the remaining cabinets went to the parents...
by Perks
Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Mt. Washington, Los Angeles, CA. 1964. $795,000
Replies: 3
Views: 1082

Nah...this one's totally salvageable. It looks to be in better shape than my house was when I bought. There's really not much of a market for tear-downs right now in Mt. Washington; if someone's going to do it, there are plenty of old 1920s shacks that can be bought and knocked down for half the pri...
by Perks
Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid Century Modern neighborhood in Highland Park (LA)
Replies: 7
Views: 1346

I never saw the CM project in person, but I am a fan of their stuff in L.A. It is nice to see someone reclaiming with such passion some of the uglier homes in an older section of town. I'm not a huge Craftsman fan, and I would never be willing pay that much for something I could do on my own for hal...
by Perks
Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid Century Modern neighborhood in Highland Park (LA)
Replies: 7
Views: 1346

Absolutely correct on all counts, Stephen! Buyers who want a move-in-ready home with all the bells and whistles pay a HUGE premium over folks who don't mind living in a project home for a bit, or who can't handle the thought of managing a construction project on their own. I remember the CM project....
by Perks
Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Baldwin Hills, CA. 1958. $849,000
Replies: 6
Views: 1405

This one finally seems to have made its way onto the MLS:

http://www.redfin.com/CA/Los-Angeles/56 ... me/6889821

It'll be open this Saturday & Sunday.
by Perks
Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid Century Modern neighborhood in Highland Park (LA)
Replies: 7
Views: 1346

$500k for a 2-bed, 1-bath, 1000 square foot flip?

Seriously. Those Better Shelter Craftsman remodels sell fast, and pretty much always in multiple offers. I know...I've got a buyer who's trying to get one.

I wouldn't want one myself, but I'll admit some of those homes are pretty slick.
by Perks
Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid Century Modern neighborhood in Highland Park (LA)
Replies: 7
Views: 1346

Cool write-up. Arroyo View Estates has always been one of my favorite neighborhoods in Highland Park/Garvanza (depending on your preference in nomenclature). As much as I love Highland Park, I do hate navigating the (narrow, often windy, frequently dead-end, occasionally unpaved , and even sometimes...
by Perks
Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Northridge, CA - P&K "Living Conditioned" Home
Replies: 5
Views: 1199

Agree, the counters are likely original. Our P&K house (built by the same developer) also had a nearly identical kitchen tile pattern, only in a mahogany color. My neighborhood was too pedestrian for the NuTone goodies, though...
by Perks
Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Northridge, CA - Custom Mid-Century - $447k
Replies: 0
Views: 692

Northridge, CA - Custom Mid-Century - $447k

In this area and price point, it's not too often you a custom mid-century modern that's in move-in-ready condition and yet still retains its original character. http://www.redfin.com/CA/Northridge/17027-Vintage-St-91325/home/5755272 In its condition, this one will thankfully NOT go to a flipper for ...
by Perks
Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Northridge, CA - P&K "Living Conditioned" Home
Replies: 5
Views: 1199

Northridge, CA - P&K "Living Conditioned" Home

A Palmer & Krisel "Living Conditioned" home just came on the market. At $379k and in mostly original condition, this short sale might be a good opportunity for any buyer who has been disappointed in the current stock of more affordably-priced mid-century modern homes in L.A. http://www...
by Perks
Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Saving a Modernist Cincinnati Kitchen
Replies: 1
Views: 515

Now THAT's a fab kitchen! I wouldn't mind having one of those babies...

Great story. Too few kitchen makeovers end up with a happy ending for the original fixtures. Hope they can find a permanent home for it.
by Perks
Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: How much square footage do you really need?
Replies: 44
Views: 7329

My place is 1350 square feet. With just two of us, a couple cats, and a home office, it works out well. Only time it's troublesome is when we have more than 10 or 12 guests over at once and the weather isn't nice enough for everyone to spill out onto the back patio (which is itself probably the size...
by Perks
Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Silver Lake, LA. Gregory Ain - Avenel Apts Condo. $595K
Replies: 2
Views: 1284

I was so impressed with this complex the first time I set foot inside it that I wanted to buy the unit I was in, right then and there.

Don't let the square footage fool you; these units live much larger than one would expect.
by Perks
Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Hollywood/Universal City, CA - Ray Kappe Condo, $349k
Replies: 0
Views: 785

Hollywood/Universal City, CA - Ray Kappe Condo, $349k

Just toured this place today: http://www.redfin.com/CA/Los-Angeles/3625-Fredonia-Dr-90068/unit-9/home/5310742 Unique, open, 2-story townhome-style condominium with 2 bedrooms (one with an open loft design) and 1.5 baths. Small arc-shaped hillside complex designed by renowned architect Ray Kappe. Cos...
by Perks
Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May Neighborhood in Los Angeles?
Replies: 16
Views: 1704

Indeed. Some of them seem, based on what's there now, to have been intended as temporary structures (perhaps similar to the one built on the roof of the Sloane furniture building in Beverly Hills). I'd guess that to be the case for the Azusa and North Hollywood addresses. Not sure about Encino; ther...

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