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by S'Wonderful
Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Palm Springs Spa Colonnade
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Speaking of Shulman pix, saw the exhibit of his work at the Palm Springs Art Museum last weekend -- fabulous photographs, and a very well-designed exhibit. It disappears May 4 -- good excuse for a trip to PS before then! ***
by S'Wonderful
Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:19 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Palm Springs Spa Colonnade
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Palm Springs Spa Colonnade

Was in Palm Springs last weekend and saw this article in The Desert Sun:<http://www.mydesert.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008803230322> Hope the tribe decides to save it! It would be a pity to destroy it, especially in a city that has been at the hub of the MCM revolution -- twice!
by S'Wonderful
Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New Long Beach Rancho Cliff May owner
Replies: 21
Views: 2429

Welcome to the neighborhood! The previous owners did a really nice job on the interior -- nice to not have to do much work there! If you haven't already discovered it, we have a neighborhood website that is a good source for information, contractors, etc. It's <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cliffmay...
by S'Wonderful
Sat Jan 19, 2008 6:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May on CSI: Miami?
Replies: 4
Views: 857

by S'Wonderful
Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:39 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Patio...Flagstone or Concrete?? OPINIONS
Replies: 16
Views: 1315

We recently went through the same dilemma ourselves when we were re-doing our pool deck. We really liked the flagstone idea, but our contractor warned us that it tends to absorb dirt, and examples I've seen around our neighborhood tend to support that. We ended up with scored concrete with a "f...
by S'Wonderful
Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May floorplans
Replies: 14
Views: 933

Sigh. We downsized from a 2,200 sq. ft. Spanish Colonial (with attic storage in the newly-built 2-car garage) when we bought our 1,400 sq.ft. Cliff May last summer. I LOVE our rancho and the modern aesthetic, but I miss my tchotchkes!!!!! On the other hand, we just put two Ikea closets in the garage...
by S'Wonderful
Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Home inspector recommendation (Orange County, CA area)?
Replies: 4
Views: 428

If you'd like a second name, Randy Clements (949-361-2666 of A-1 Propery Inspections) did the inspection on our Cliff May (in Long Beach), and we were very impressed with his thoroughness. In fact, we actually retracted our offer on one house based on his findings. He gave the house we did buy a cle...
by S'Wonderful
Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Community Meeting RE: long beach Ranchos
Replies: 11
Views: 1134

We'll be there, as well. I agree that, city-wide, it's not just a Rancho issue. Many neighborhoods are being compromised by oversized McMansions being built next to traditional 50s bungalows. While I'm most concerned about the Ranchos, I hope that the McMansions are stopped elsewhere in the city, as...
by S'Wonderful
Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: cliff may neighborhood in Orange and doors/windows
Replies: 7
Views: 736

You can also contact Doug and Rochelle -- I know that they had some doors and windows made to replace ones that had been removed before they bought the house.
by S'Wonderful
Fri Jul 06, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Moving into the Ranchos! 1st Q: T&G roof vs shingle
Replies: 25
Views: 3656

Looks great, Travelteam! Congratulations on all the progress you've made! We really like our T&G roof -- as you said, it really complements the look of the house. Love the exhaust fans -- can I ask where you got them? I may need to steal your idea! :)
by S'Wonderful
Mon Jun 18, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 50-60's Wet Bars?
Replies: 9
Views: 1078

by S'Wonderful
Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Does anyone here have bamboo floors in their home?
Replies: 8
Views: 991

Be careful with maple -- it's fairly soft. We have it throughout our CM. It looked great when we moved in, but in less than a year it's become pretty scratched up -- partly from our 70-lb dog, but partly just from chairs and stools scraping across it.
by S'Wonderful
Mon May 28, 2007 8:04 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Memorial Day Weekend Project Roll Call
Replies: 17
Views: 1506

Travelteam: Thanks!! We'll check it out! :)
by S'Wonderful
Sun May 27, 2007 6:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: dressing up the inside of my fireplaces
Replies: 25
Views: 1685

Actually, it wasn't that bad. I think ours turned out to be $300-400 -- no more than a nice set of gas logs would be. I suppose it depends upon the size of your fireplace -- ours isn't huge.
by S'Wonderful
Sun May 27, 2007 6:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Memorial Day Weekend Project Roll Call
Replies: 17
Views: 1506

Now that our pool and deck are finally in, we're starting to work on our landscaping. Put in a large bird-of-paradise, some hibiscus, and plumeria yesterday. Have to wait a week or so until the painters are done to tackle the rest. Travelteam: what are you using to strip the paint off of your birch ...
by S'Wonderful
Fri May 25, 2007 8:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: dressing up the inside of my fireplaces
Replies: 25
Views: 1685

We got ours at Barbecues Galore in Costa Mesa. They have several stores around SoCal -- you can check their site online. I would call first, though -- some stores carry it, and some don't. You can also google "fireplace glass" for online vendors. Good luck! :)
by S'Wonderful
Fri May 25, 2007 7:04 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: dressing up the inside of my fireplaces
Replies: 25
Views: 1685

We had a fireplace company repair the mortar in our fireplace, and when they finished they painted it a flat black, which looks really nice. We just had it done this winter, so I don't know how long the finish will last, but it is heat-proof paint. We installed the crushed glass, and are really happ...
by S'Wonderful
Fri May 25, 2007 6:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Advice please :)
Replies: 17
Views: 1921

What a great house -- congratulations! I love the family room -- great fireplace, floor, and built-ins! And the free-form pool with original diving board -- too cool! I like the patio cover because it looks so 50's, but adding misters is a good idea (hopefully they won't cause rust if the patio cove...
by S'Wonderful
Mon May 14, 2007 5:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Saw it on TV... which fireplace is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 587

We have the crushed glass and love it. You basically put it together yourself, so you can custom size it. You get a pan that fits your fireplace, silica sand as a filler, clear glass on top of that, then a layer of whatever color you choose to finish it off. Easy to put together, and about the same ...
by S'Wonderful
Wed May 09, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: cliff may question
Replies: 52
Views: 10694

Hey Mr. and Mrs. Meow Have you been to the other side of Costa Mesa near the Back Bay on your search? There's a street named "Willow" that has some houses that could be CM. Have you seen them? I grew up in that area, and recently thought, "Hmm. I wonder. . ." I went to take a loo...
by S'Wonderful
Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: STLModern's new house!
Replies: 27
Views: 2757

Congrats on the new house! What an incredible view! And how nice that it's a preserve, so that you won't eventually be looking down on other houses. You'll get some good use out of that deck! As far as suggestions go, I agree about the house color, and the parquet floors look a bit "country-ish...
by S'Wonderful
Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: We just got an accepted offer on a 1954 MCM
Replies: 16
Views: 2984

Congratulations! Love the fireplace and the tropical mural - wonderful touches! Bummer that the furniture is gone. Good luck with everything! :cheers:
by S'Wonderful
Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May - Long Beach Ranchos original brochure pdf for you
Replies: 16
Views: 3047

Very cool!!! Thanks for sharing this with us! ***
by S'Wonderful
Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: YEAHH ORIGINAL SIDING UNDERNEATH
Replies: 3
Views: 638

Re: YEAHH ORIGINAL SIDING UNDERNEATH

Just had to share my overwhelming joy that underneath the aluminum siding that someone :evil: put on the side of our CM - there is the original boards !!!!! YEAHHHH YEAHHHH YEAHHH - now what they look like under there is another story!!! YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH - just gotta get some battons!!! :P :cheers...
by S'Wonderful
Sat Mar 31, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Exposed aggregate vs. concrete deck??
Replies: 40
Views: 4738

Cool look -- and very cool house! I wonder if it might be kind of spendy, though -- looks like it would be pretty labor intensive if the blocks are poured separately from the agregate. The look might be worth the extra money, though. One of those things that makes you wish you had an unlimited budge...
by S'Wonderful
Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New Midcentury home owner.
Replies: 25
Views: 3721

Original details well maintained add value to period houses of any era, and cost less than new. Removing such details harms the house and its value. Well said!! As far as the interior of the cabinets, Rogue, I'll bet there are companies out there that could refurbish them. I know that sometimes the...
by S'Wonderful
Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Flooring on the Ceiling
Replies: 11
Views: 1517

One possible concern about the wood ceiling is accoustical. Sounds may not attenuate as fast and the room might sound "sharper" or louder. Wood ceilings in the hallway are original to some (all?) of the prefab Cliff Mays. Ours has it, but unfortunatley it's been painted white. Since it's ...

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