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by jakabedy
Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Atomic Ranch features BH&Gs 2809-A, like ours!
Replies: 1
Views: 695

Nice! My home is also a BH&G plan: one of the "Better Homes for All America." I have yet to run across another one like it. Several years back I was in a retro store that was going out of business and my hubby and I sat down and paged through Every. Single. Copy. of BH&G that they ...
by jakabedy
Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Hollywood Hills, CA - John Lautner's Bergren House
Replies: 7
Views: 1205

Re the Schaffer: just a reminder that this house is featured in the movie "A Single Man" as the home of Colin Firth's character. It's also used in the movie "Happy Endings". What a wonderful house.
by jakabedy
Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Opinions on a carport...
Replies: 14
Views: 1223

robb - I snapped a couple of photos of our carport arrangement, and did some quick measurements. So I'll comment on measurements, too (although I'm not sure what your measurements are). Our storage closet is just over 17.5' across, and the closet is about 39" deep, with the framing of the front...
by jakabedy
Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Opinions on a carport...
Replies: 14
Views: 1223

I like the flat-appearing hipped roof the best. I think the pronounced slope roof looked like it was trying too hard. Our houses are similar in that they comprise one long ridge with gabled ends. Our carport is integrated, like your existing garage. But rather than open onto the gabled end, it opens...
by jakabedy
Thu May 10, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Palos Verdes, CA. Neutra's Dailey House, 1961. $2,700,000
Replies: 8
Views: 1162

I'm having trouble getting past the pavers . . .
by jakabedy
Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Miami, FL - Endangered Alcoa Care-free Home - $529K
Replies: 4
Views: 907

Modern Capital has some photos now . . .

http://moderncapitaldc.com/2012/02/05/p ... -in-miami/
by jakabedy
Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pasadena, CA. 1957. $865,000
Replies: 3
Views: 1102

Cork doors! I'm in.
by jakabedy
Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: LA Times: Hot Property, Celebrity Homes on the Market
Replies: 3
Views: 718

What is the Twilight kids' soft contemporary? (Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart). Do they own it together?
by jakabedy
Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My new House in Dallas
Replies: 16
Views: 6291

That's a fabulous place. I'm looking forward to following your progress!!!
by jakabedy
Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Chatsworth, CA. "Farralone" 1951. Pereira & Lu
Replies: 3
Views: 1062

Re: Chatsworth, CA. "Farralone" 1951. Pereira &

rglater wrote:
I have seen it recently in a movie or HBO/ShowTime series it will now bug the $#!% out of me.

Richard



It was on Californication. It's the house of the producer who was in love with Marcy.
by jakabedy
Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Scored fab Alma office furniture
Replies: 0
Views: 709

Scored fab Alma office furniture

I really can't believe my luck. My Craigslist is often pretty dismal, so I find myself searching in Atlanta in hope of finding something fabulous for my office. Tomorrow at dawn's early crack I shall be on my way to the ATL, trailer in tow, to pick up these beauties. I thought I was going to have to...
by jakabedy
Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Joe's master bath resto
Replies: 97
Views: 6648

Very nice. I like the vertical stacked brick tiles.
by jakabedy
Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:27 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Barcelona Table Stamp - Anyone recognize this stamp?
Replies: 1
Views: 1125

I can't help you with the "R". But here is a link to one a dealer has, marked "KP" for "Knoll Production." Dealer says it is ca. 1970.

http://www.1stdibs.com/furniture_item_d ... ?id=350714
by jakabedy
Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: We Got our Mod Historic District Finally!
Replies: 5
Views: 948

Congratulations! I know that had to be a tremendous undertaking in Houston, the land of no zoning. You are all to be heartily commended.
by jakabedy
Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Beverly Hills, CA. Arthur Froehlich, 1950. $8,250,000
Replies: 1
Views: 578

Yummy.
by jakabedy
Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: A source for extended-backset door hardware (centered knobs)
Replies: 0
Views: 445

A source for extended-backset door hardware (centered knobs)

A kind soul posted this on another board I frequent, so I wanted to share it here. For those of you with center-set doorknobs (or those of you who would like to have them), this company makes the appropriate hardware.

Scroll down to page 447.

http://www.mfsales.com/book02/445-448.pdf
by jakabedy
Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: That is NOT an Eames chair, you idjit!
Replies: 2
Views: 1430

That is NOT an Eames chair, you idjit!

Caught a rerun of "Million Dollar Decorators" on Bravo. One of them just sat down in a Barcelona chair with nice, distressed brown leather and said "these Eames chairs are really great . . ." Seriously? Hopefully the clients (Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne) aren't sticklers for proper ...
by jakabedy
Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: I need wallpaper suggestions for an accent wall.
Replies: 17
Views: 1858

Nice. Good job.
by jakabedy
Thu May 26, 2011 6:40 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: SHOW US YOUR 1950S/1960S RIDES!
Replies: 128
Views: 32125

DH's '72 Karmann Ghia. I know '72 is a little late, but the design is from the '50s, so I bootstrapped it into the era. 29K original miles, original Willow Green paint. Kermit: http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/jakabedy/100_0123-1.jpg http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/jakabedy/100_0181.jpg h...
by jakabedy
Mon May 09, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: McDonalds goes modern (or even post-modern?)
Replies: 3
Views: 1328

Perks wrote:Not too shabby. Now if they could only upgrade their food, I might actually be inclined to eat at one.


The angus bacon burger is actually pretty tasty. But then I like a good Chinese buffet. So take that endorsement for what its worth.
by jakabedy
Thu May 05, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our Little Jewel Box.
Replies: 6
Views: 1066

Very nice place. I LOVE the full-height narrow doors in the dining room.
by jakabedy
Thu May 05, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: First house: late 50s Ranch..but ugly front porch awning....
Replies: 4
Views: 819

Hi! I'm glad you found this board. Folks should chime in with responses throughout the day. But this board isn't as busy as the GW boards, so give it some time.
by jakabedy
Wed May 04, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Atlanta, GA - Home for sale in Northcrest Neighborhood
Replies: 1
Views: 588

I adore Northcrest. If I ever had to up and move to ATL, it is definitely where I would want to plant myself. This is a nice house.
by jakabedy
Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Atlanta GA - $65,000 MCM foreclosure
Replies: 5
Views: 1234

Nice finds! The landscaping looks a but long in the tooth, but the houses otherwise look to be well-maintained and original. It's time for outreach -- those folks need to have a home tour!!
by jakabedy
Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:19 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Birmingham, AL - BH&G 1955 Idea Home
Replies: 1
Views: 794

Birmingham, AL - BH&G 1955 Idea Home

THis is the Hugh Stubbins design that was built in communities all across the US. It was in an estate a year or so ago and there have been some changes made that wouldn't have been my personal choice, but . . . still a great house in a great location for $209,900. http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y1...
by jakabedy
Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Is it a bad idea to swap out front door to glass?
Replies: 30
Views: 2932

Our dogs and cat LOVE the full-height windows in our house. I think if we were ever to move to a conventional home, they'd have to have counseling.
by jakabedy
Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: We used to use BluePrints-
Replies: 11
Views: 1385

I've got a book called "Architectural Rendering (The techniques of contemporary presentation)" by Albert O. Halse. It's McGraw-Hill, ca. 1960, and is front-to-back MCM. There are the churches, school and office buildings, but also a lot of residences. One of my favorites is "A House I...
by jakabedy
Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:00 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Is it a bad idea to swap out front door to glass?
Replies: 30
Views: 2932

I have glass doors like that and I like them. But mine are adjacent to full window walls rather than brick, so maybe it makes more sense in my case. That being said, I don't have a problem with you wanting more light and more view into and out of your home. But I'm afraid there could be a clashing i...
by jakabedy
Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:20 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM on HGTV's Curb Appeal
Replies: 6
Views: 1245

The mini-facelift: I agree with those of you who said you liked the original color better. The big facelift: Just not buying it. The color is maybe OK. And I like the idea of the deck, but I agree that maybe a bench wall or planter would have worked well at the perimeter. And . . . a painted deck? T...

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