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by Dan O.
Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Palm Springs Getting Reproduction Mid-Century Eichler Houses
Replies: 11
Views: 3239

Surprised this hasn't happened in Palm Springs a lot sooner, I've often had fantasies about an entire subdivision of early eighties crap getting leveled and replaced by a present day interpretation of a Cliff May prefab or P&K rectangle. Mod' I-fy, how do you know the Alexander 2 did well? I can...
by Dan O.
Tue May 20, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pomona, CA - mangled Cliff May on market
Replies: 3
Views: 711

Pomona, CA - mangled Cliff May on market

Ran across this unfortunate victim today: http://www.redfin.com/CA/Pomona/1866-Wright-St-91766/home/8055540 I'll never understand how anyone that knows how to nail two pieces of wood together can look at the simplicity of a Cliff May prefab and NOT figure out how to make an addition without it looki...
by Dan O.
Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: FS - Crane sinks
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Sorry, bad lighting makes the color kind of a guessing game. Both are white, not sure exactly how many versions of "white" Crane offered but in comparison to everything else of the same approximate era that was there they did not stand out.
by Dan O.
Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: FS - Crane sinks
Replies: 3
Views: 635

FS - Crane sinks

Spotted two Crane wall mount sinks at the Pasadena ReStore: http://s17.photobucket.com/user/evermod/slideshow/Misc/Fixtures Both seemed to be in fine condition aside from hairline cracks behind the drain lever, label indicates the chrome legs come with. One was $300 while the other was a bit less du...
by Dan O.
Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Bathrooms - tiled walls with non-tiled floors
Replies: 5
Views: 2080

I've drawn up a couple of visual aids, which works better... Number 1: http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b79/evermod/Shared/BR1.jpg or Number 2: http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b79/evermod/Shared/BR2.jpg The pink represents the tile which will in reality probably be gray. Number 1 gives you two ho...
by Dan O.
Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: test
Replies: 7
Views: 667

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by Dan O.
Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: test
Replies: 7
Views: 667

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by Dan O.
Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: test
Replies: 7
Views: 667

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by Dan O.
Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: test
Replies: 7
Views: 667

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by Dan O.
Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: test
Replies: 7
Views: 667

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by Dan O.
Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: test
Replies: 7
Views: 667

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by Dan O.
Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: test
Replies: 7
Views: 667

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by Dan O.
Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: test
Replies: 7
Views: 667

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by Dan O.
Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Bathrooms - tiled walls with non-tiled floors
Replies: 5
Views: 2080

Aluminum tile? The sink/toilet/tub arrangement for the subject bathroom is just as the one shown, my reason for wanting the lower walls tiled is mainly to address the area behind the toilet. I'm thinking that an unbroken path of tile between the vanity backsplash and tub will add some visual length...
by Dan O.
Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Bathrooms - tiled walls with non-tiled floors
Replies: 5
Views: 2080

Bathrooms - tiled walls with non-tiled floors

I'm in the process of rebuilding a gutted bathroom, I like tiled walls do not want to do a tiled floor; i'd prefer VCT or linoleum. Nearly every mid-century bathroom I've ever seen always seems to have a tiled floor whenever wall tiles extend to the floor, were there exceptions to what was apparentl...
by Dan O.
Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:52 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Virgin 1954 MCM resurrected as Franken-house
Replies: 1
Views: 1892

Virgin 1954 MCM resurrected as Franken-house

A few years ago while driving through a somewhat fancy, secluded part of Pasadena I came upon a fenced off but apparently untouched MCM, sitting empty; I hoped for the best. Up until recently I managed to forget about that lovely example of architecture but curiosity managed to get the best of me an...
by Dan O.
Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: West Covina, CA - possible Cliff May custom?
Replies: 1
Views: 453

West Covina, CA - possible Cliff May custom?

I may be reaching here, after all, the house doesn't seem sited on the lot like he would specify...but could this possibly be a Cliff May custom? http://www.redfin.com/CA/West-Covina/1321-S-Glenn-Alan-Ave-91791/home/7962528 Regardless, could become a very nice place if done up right (pic #8 does it ...
by Dan O.
Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Two guys making concrete blocks
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Two guys making concrete blocks

All fans of screen block, have you ever wondered how those blocks were made? A bit of research reveals they're churned out by giant machines where concrete goes in one end and blocks come out the other, but what happens in between? I happened upon this video that takes the mystery out of the block m...
by Dan O.
Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Rancho Riconda - tragic tale of a Cliff May neighborhood
Replies: 3
Views: 662

Rancho Riconda - tragic tale of a Cliff May neighborhood

Those with weak stomachs stop now; found this Wikipedia page then did a search on Redfin for sold properties because I apparently have a masochistic streak:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rancho_Rinconada,_Cupertino,_California
by Dan O.
Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May home - adding more windows
Replies: 4
Views: 1998

Sienna, I'm curious, especially since this seems like an addition that respects the original build method...is this a permitted addition and did you get any static from the inspector?
by Dan O.
Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: American Standard Ming Green
Replies: 16
Views: 3090

Are there any Habitat for Humanity REstores near you? Nobody seems to buy old toilets from them and I've often into colored AS items in the two stores in my area.
by Dan O.
Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Hollywood Palladium headed for trouble?
Replies: 0
Views: 402

Hollywood Palladium headed for trouble?

Might this turn into something to worry about:

http://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/11/h ... rumors.php

It would be such a shame if they made a mess of it considering the place was nicely renovated so recently.
by Dan O.
Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Eichler Photographs
Replies: 10
Views: 1077

Very nice work Martin, just goes to show why any clown that can operate a camera has no business calling themselves a photographer. I think most people are impressed with real estate listings that simply leave out the usually ubiquitous shot of the toilet with the lid up.
by Dan O.
Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Fans of Formica
Replies: 10
Views: 2825

Didn't try ATC but it's good to know about them. Today some samples came in from Arpa, their site is pretty crummy but their product appears to be first rate: http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b79/evermod/Shared/DSC06691.jpg I was looking for something with a grasscloth or linen appearance, their st...
by Dan O.
Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Fans of Formica
Replies: 10
Views: 2825

The candidates from Nevamar will fit the bill nicely, one of the Vava colors would be my first choice with Manhattan Glamour running a close second; I'd better stock up on one or the other or both before they disappear. I think laminates (here in the U.S. at least) suffer from the image of being the...
by Dan O.
Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Fans of Formica
Replies: 10
Views: 2825

Fans of Formica

As part of a CSS-like pole shelving project I had planned on incorporating a Formica desktop in the Virr Varr pattern that was available up until the last year or so: http://www.flickr.com/photos/blizzardgulch/5634949936/ Lord knows why numerous lame and/or hideous Formica patterns are available con...
by Dan O.
Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: question about hinges and cabinet pulls
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Someone among the crowd over at Retro Renovation would surely appreciated them:

http://retrorenovation.com/

I'm not sure they can still be obtained as new so that gives them some sort of value.
by Dan O.
Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Dallas Cliff May homes...
Replies: 6
Views: 541

What month is that issue Joe? The local central library here in Pasadena has a huge periodicals archive, Family Circle might just be part of it.
by Dan O.
Thu May 10, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help! I'm in need of fence ideas and photos.
Replies: 17
Views: 1377

Oh, you're right, my bad.
by Dan O.
Wed May 09, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help! I'm in need of fence ideas and photos.
Replies: 17
Views: 1377

Love the "basketweave" fence, now and then I'll run across some original examples still standing around MCM-era homes. It should be noted that the 4"X4" posts are hidden when the fence is viewed from the side opposite from the one shown in the photo.

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