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by JGropp
Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Google moved all my Knols to WordPress-
Replies: 0
Views: 147

Google moved all my Knols to WordPress-

Google has moved all my "Knols" to WordPress-
(Click-) http://jgknols.wordpress.com/page/6/ Jerry
by JGropp
Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: a Seattle-area Frank Lloyd Wright home for sale.
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Haven't seen that one-

Hi Joe- Haven't seen that one. Jerry
by JGropp
Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: a Seattle-area Frank Lloyd Wright home for sale.
Replies: 4
Views: 378

a Seattle-area Frank Lloyd Wright home for sale.

Here's a Seattle-area Frank Lloyd Wright home I know well. We spent many an evening
there with my favorite builder Ray Brandes and his wife Helen and their dog Tang. Jerry

http://sammamish.patch.com/articles/his ... -sammamish
by JGropp
Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 100 Ways to Improve Your Mid-Century Modern Home
Replies: 41
Views: 28813

A Great Post- well worth reading-

A whole lot of good ideas here. JG
by JGropp
Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 100 Ways to Improve Your Mid-Century Modern Home
Replies: 41
Views: 28813

Lots of pot shots-

Lots of pot shots- that's what happens
when you have these Open Houses. J-
by JGropp
Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 100 Ways to Screw Up Your Mid-Century Modern Home
Replies: 237
Views: 159674

Unwise Changes- Heres's a Link that works-

Some unwise changes needing undoing- to a a house we used to own.

http://knol.google.com/k/jerry-gropp-ar ... 260sm/157#
by JGropp
Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:14 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: updating your mid-century modern (mcm) bargain
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Thanks- related PatchBlogs will go on this PatchThread-

Thanks Frac-

I'll look into those good ideas. J-

Here's the one PatchBlog Thread
where I'll post future related Blogs.
http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=17577
by JGropp
Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: updating your mid-century modern (mcm) bargain
Replies: 2
Views: 354

updating your mid-century modern (mcm) bargain

Here's a Link to- A Mercer Island JG PatchBlog I just now published These are local AOL-backed online "netzines" that I find quite interesting. I often contribute as you can see, Jerry http://mercerisland.patch.com/blog_posts/updating-your-mid-century-modern-mcm-bargain
by JGropp
Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: How to buy a Mid-Century Modern (MCM) at a Bargain Price-
Replies: 0
Views: 317

How to buy a Mid-Century Modern (MCM) at a Bargain Price-

http://knol.google.com/k/-/-/246qxuxd260sm/o90moq/demmert.gif One of My Mercer Island Homes- Just Completed- and Today. . it's For Sale with its double lot that could be subdivided and sold (or held as a great investment). It would appear that Mid-Century Modern and other home prices have reached b...
by JGropp
Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: An Elevator may be the way to stay in your multi-story home.
Replies: 0
Views: 143

An Elevator may be the way to stay in your multi-story home.

http://knol.google.com/k/-/-/246qxuxd260sm/tpsjtp/wenner-out-front%20(1).gif A Home I designed on the Big Island of Hawaii . It was elevator-ready. Sadly we had to build this when the owner's son was made a parapalegic by a big wave when the house was under construction. Over the years I’ve done a ...
by JGropp
Thu May 19, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: This Just In from Arts & Architecture-
Replies: 0
Views: 257

This Just In from Arts & Architecture-

Arts & Architecture- the Bible
for us UW Architecture students
back then. It's still interesting. J-

http://www.artsandarchitecture.com/store/index.html

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by JGropp
Tue May 17, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My New Mercer Island, WA PatchBlog-
Replies: 1
Views: 204

My New Mercer Island Patch-

My New Mercer Island Patch-
is intended to make my fellow
Mercer Islanders appreciate the
many Mid-Century Moderns they
have in their midst & to prevent
developer destruction of same.
by JGropp
Thu May 05, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Mercer Island, WA- a Jerry Gropp AIA Mid-Century Modern.
Replies: 2
Views: 270

That's the one-

egads- That's the one- teardown
seems pretty stupid to me. It's too bad
Mercer Isl. is the target of developers.
by JGropp
Thu May 05, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Mercer Island, WA- a Jerry Gropp AIA Mid-Century Modern.
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Mercer Island, WA- a Jerry Gropp AIA Mid-Century Modern.

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Here's a link to one of my best
MCMs in a great central location
on Mercer Island where we live.

http://knol.google.com/k/jerry-gropp-architect-aia/-/246qxuxd260sm/225#view
by JGropp
Thu May 05, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: One of my Mid-Century Moderns now for sale on Mercer Island-
Replies: 4
Views: 420

I'm going to rework this whole post-

egads- As to your- "So, which house is the one that is currently for sale? This one?" No, this isn't the one- although it would fit well on the adjacent lot that could be subdivided. http://knol.google.com/k/jerry-gropp-architect-aia/an-mcm-post-and-beam-home-for-an-uphill/246qxuxd260sm/9...
by JGropp
Thu May 05, 2011 6:41 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Mercer Island, WA- One of my best MCMs for sale-
Replies: 0
Views: 185

Mercer Island, WA- One of my best MCMs for sale-

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Here's a link to the whole story-
http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=91644#91644
I'll be posting some more photos.
by JGropp
Thu May 05, 2011 6:35 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: One of my Mid-Century Moderns now for sale on Mercer Island-
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Thanks-

Thanks Egads- I'll do just that
when I figure out how to do that.
Jerry
by JGropp
Wed May 04, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: One of my Mid-Century Moderns now for sale on Mercer Island-
Replies: 4
Views: 420

One of my Mid-Century Moderns now for sale on Mercer Island-

http://knol.google.com/k/-/-/246qxuxd260sm/o90moq/demmert.gif One of my Mid-Century Moderns for sale on Mercer Island, WA This is a very nice home on a choice mid-island double lot that could be subdivided. I'd be tempted to buy this myself and develop the 2nd lot if we weren't so happy with our pr...
by JGropp
Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM homes at today’s more realistic prices-
Replies: 2
Views: 384

What are you saying?

classic form wrote:just a suggestion...please don't take this personally...have you seen the paid ads along the sides of this forum?

Well yes-
I've seen these. What about them?
by JGropp
Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM homes at today’s more realistic prices-
Replies: 2
Views: 384

MCM homes at today’s more realistic prices-

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5190/5632933732_41df4be4a3_z.jpg MCM homes at today’s more realistic prices Those fortunate (and savvy enough) to buy MCM homes at today’s more realistic prices are using their savings to update same with the help of good local builders guided by experienced Mid-Centu...
by JGropp
Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A SunRiver, OR Vacation Home-
Replies: 1
Views: 187

A SunRiver, OR Vacation Home-

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5304/5614245237_bf5c1ecf62_z.jpg A SunRiver, OR Vacation Home- I designed a number of years ago. Here's a Google Knol telling more: http://knol.google.com/k/jerry-gropp-architect-aia/a-sunriver-oregon-home-i-designed-a/246qxuxd260sm/221#view
by JGropp
Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: We used to use BluePrints-
Replies: 11
Views: 468

Mithun & Neslund-

robbhouston-

Re: "Architects Omer L. Mithun & Harold J. Nesland"-
Omer was my instructor at UW Architecture, Later-
Harold's wife worked in our office as a secretary. J-

Good house architects- both!
by JGropp
Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Renewing our Flat Roof-
Replies: 10
Views: 502

probably what I will use-

WI- Thank you very much for your answer(s) above. This is probably what I will use since my old roof is a torch-down in pretty good shape except in a few spots. I'll be telling more about this all on my "Knol" http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5149/5590084626_78e0291091_m.jpg
by JGropp
Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Renewing our Flat Roof-
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Tell me more about your spray on Polyurea roof-

Just got a new roof on my "pad" this previous summer. My blog post here. It's a Polyurea roof, Seamless, cheap because of install, and not bothered by standing water (It's even used for swimming pools). Take a look into that as a possible solution. Sounds worth looking into. Is it Gaco by...
by JGropp
Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Renewing our Flat Roof-
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Gravel is something I usually avoid-

Nice writeup, thanks for the link. Is this a cheap option? I've as well got a flat tar, but it consists of gravel as well. Do companies like this work with surfaces that are not smooth? Do they go over the existing gravel, which in turn would make the roof smooth? I'll find out how expensive this i...
by JGropp
Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Scowsa's Home in Culver City
Replies: 3
Views: 249

I read Scowsa's BlogPost with interest-

I read Scowsa's BlogPost with interest- especially the part about SIPs. Here I am helping install some of these on our first home years ago. (See Link about Structural Insulated Panels below). http://knol.google.com/k/-/-/246qxuxd260sm/hmsp8c/panelbild.jpg http://knol.google.com/k/jerry-gropp-archi...
by JGropp
Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Here's a NorthWest Modern Home in the trees-
Replies: 0
Views: 164

Here's a NorthWest Modern Home in the trees-

Here's a NorthWest Modern Home out on Redmond's Union Hill in the trees that I did years ago for a great young couple who- http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5171/5580452360_9f071c6597_z.jpg -after living there quite a few years, bought an interesting old home in West Seattle w/a fabulous view of Puget...
by JGropp
Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Renewing our Flat Roof-
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Renewing our Flat Roof-

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5094/5580222792_804651b910_z.jpg We love our Mid-Century Modern- flat roof and all- but the 25 yr old torch-down roof needs renewing. I've just written a Google "Knol" explaining how we're going to do this when our Seattle area rains finally stop. We've had ...
by JGropp
Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Scowsa's Home in Culver City
Replies: 3
Views: 249

A Long Way from England-

It's a long road from England (below)
to this keen modern house- (above)
as it has been for us all. Interesting! J-

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I'd like to hear more of the story.

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