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by daybreaker
Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid Century Modern neighborhood in Highland Park (LA)
Replies: 7
Views: 4978

Mid Century Modern neighborhood in Highland Park (LA)

Very cool, very hidden mid century neighborhood in the Northeast LA neighborhood of Highland Park. Who knew?

http://www.theeastsiderla.com/2012/03/a ... land-park/
by daybreaker
Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Mid Century Modern Montecito Heights Tree House
Replies: 1
Views: 1943

Mid Century Modern Montecito Heights Tree House

They're so mid century, even the tree houses is cool.

Pic taken from montyheights.blogspot.com

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jTvWJmi3oco/T ... G_7492.JPG
by daybreaker
Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Los Angeles: 1960s 8 piece dining set $800
Replies: 0
Views: 1272

Los Angeles: 1960s 8 piece dining set $800

Great 1960s dining set originally purchased from RETROSPECT vintage in Palm Springs. Set includes table, 6 chairs (2 arm chairs and 4 side chars), and leaf extension. Chairs have original gold colored upholstery in very good condition. Chairs have a triple diamond pattern. Table and chairs are wood....
by daybreaker
Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Mid Century Tahiti
Replies: 1
Views: 2638

Mid Century Tahiti

A few shots from a recent trip to Tahiti. Some cool mid century buildings in the capital Papeete. Credicom Bank http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j145/mcmodern/DSC02388.jpg Credicom Bank http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j145/mcmodern/DSC02387.jpg http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j145/mcmodern/DSC0...
by daybreaker
Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Wilshire and La Brea - Columbia Savings
Replies: 62
Views: 35145

The Curbed folks make some good points. It's an ugly building. I won't miss it. Sorry, but I have to break with party line on this one.
by daybreaker
Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Big Lots Highland Park closing
Replies: 26
Views: 7509

Great news. Thanks for the updates!
by daybreaker
Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Big Lots Highland Park closing
Replies: 26
Views: 7509

Great to see the Cultural Heritage Commission is hearing this today. Does anyone know what the outcome of the meeting was?
by daybreaker
Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Hardie Panel vs T-111: have you used it?
Replies: 12
Views: 2557

Las Cruces Mod: Wow! That looks really nice. Congrats.
by daybreaker
Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Hardie Panel vs T-111: have you used it?
Replies: 12
Views: 2557

Hey Craig. Nice to hear from you! All is well up on the hill. The rain turned everything lush and very green. It's like Teletubby land up here right now; there are even bunnies frolicking. Sort of surreal, actually. You make a good point about the weight difference between wood and Hardie. Hardie is...
by daybreaker
Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Hardie Panel vs T-111: have you used it?
Replies: 12
Views: 2557

Joe: That's bad. One would hope for an improvement from home improvement.
by daybreaker
Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Hardie Panel vs T-111: have you used it?
Replies: 12
Views: 2557

Joe: who doesn't?

Egads: I never even considered shear strengthening properties of cement based products. So interesting! Thank you for noting that.
by daybreaker
Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Hardie Panel vs T-111: have you used it?
Replies: 12
Views: 2557

Hardie Panel vs T-111: have you used it?

Wondering if any other MCM owners/lovers have used Hardie Panel (the vertical product) to reside their homes? I know the material of choice is also T-111 but wondering if some would consider it a "crime" to use Hardie instead.

Thoughts?

Thanks.
by daybreaker
Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Big Lots Highland Park closing
Replies: 26
Views: 7509

Wow, Nichols! Thanks for that clipping from the grand opening. Cool.
by daybreaker
Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Big Lots Highland Park closing
Replies: 26
Views: 7509

Big Lots Highland Park closing

Big Lots located at 5610 York Blvd, LA, CA. 90042 in Highland Park is closing. Although, not a terrible loss from a retail perspective, the building is a graceful 1960's building with a swooping roofline (call me crazy, but it's almost Lautner-esque). You can see the blurry google maps pic here. htt...
by daybreaker
Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Grand Avenue, Phoenix, AZ
Replies: 0
Views: 480

Grand Avenue, Phoenix, AZ

Whenever I travel from LA to Phoenix, I am blown away at the shear bulk of mid century buildings. Think of Palm Springs but with an exponentially larger inventory. Some of the best are unloved, uninhabitied, and unappreciated. Take a look at some gems found along a street called Grand Avenue. Thanks...
by daybreaker
Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Seismic safety of houses on stilts?
Replies: 4
Views: 2752

I'm fairly certain the skirts are for Division 94 compliance reasons. I've read the city code and there's no mention of fire precaution. Modfan: Yes, looks like many people decide to add on additional living space under the house. It's a natural place to add on. If you're interested in learing more,...
by daybreaker
Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Seismic safety of houses on stilts?
Replies: 4
Views: 2752

Hi there. Maybe I can answer your question. I live over in NE LA and there are many homes up on stilts over in this part of LA. If the supports are steel and the footings are cement, you are probably fine as the footings are typically driven deep into the soil to the bedrock. The house will move wit...
by daybreaker
Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: anyone watching Flip The House on A&E?
Replies: 15
Views: 1936

This is entertainment

Let's remember these aren't "how to" shows like "Ask This Old House". These flipping shows are docu-style entertainment shows. They don't attempt to teach anyone anything. These shows are solely for entertainment purposes. They are about taking pleasure in watching someone else d...
by daybreaker
Wed Dec 26, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: LA, Main Street, Xmas Eve: A Wake for Craby's Joe's
Replies: 7
Views: 1740

Really?

Wow, really? There are so many other lost buildings and businesses in this town to morn for. Craby Joes might have once been a place to grab a drink with John Fante but that was a very long time ago. For the last 15 yrs or so, it was a great place to buy a bag of crack. I'll miss the exterior signag...
by daybreaker
Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:56 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Frank Lloyd Wright campus in Florida restored
Replies: 3
Views: 476

A few years ago, on a business trip to Orlando for a shoot, I took a day trip to Lakeland to shoot photos of this campus. AMAZING. It's about an hour and a half drive from Orlando and SO WORTH IT. All of the buildings are open and in use as actual classroom buildings. You can wander around, explorin...
by daybreaker
Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Carpenter for a deck in LA area
Replies: 3
Views: 941

Anyone?
Bueller? Bueller?
by daybreaker
Mon Oct 01, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Carpenter for a deck in LA area
Replies: 3
Views: 941

Unfortunately I have 0 free time these days. Building a deck is definitely something I'd tackle during a haitus period, but I'm currently in production and there's no time for a do it yourself project right now. So...I'm looking for someone who can get this done and not cost me 7K (which is the amou...
by daybreaker
Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Another Ray Kappe house
Replies: 22
Views: 3690

Kappe also designed this 1962 condo building (conversion) in Beverly Hills.

by daybreaker
Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Carpenter for a deck in LA area
Replies: 3
Views: 941

Carpenter for a deck in LA area

Hey Lotta Living. Can anyone recomend a carpenter/contractor in the LA area? I need a ground level 17X17 deck constructed and I need this to come in at a reasonable price. Any/all recomendations are much appreciated.

Thanks,
Roy
by daybreaker
Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles, CA - Need advice on finding the right house
Replies: 30
Views: 3856

I'll just PM you so as not to bore the board with all the details.
by daybreaker
Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles, CA - Need advice on finding the right house
Replies: 30
Views: 3856

wbaker911, that is so crazy. You live in my friend Cory's old house. What a super cool place. I hope you're happy in it. I run past there all the time when doing the loop and wonder who lives there now. I'm on Montecito Dr. a few houses west of Latrobe. Just about a 5 min walk up Latrobe from your p...
by daybreaker
Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles, CA - Need advice on finding the right house
Replies: 30
Views: 3856

MH !

Hey wbaker911, I live in Montecito Heights too! Nice to see it mentioned on this board since it's an undiscovered hot spot of mid century homes just a few minutes outside of downtown.

Where are you on the hill?
We should totally be best friends now. hahaha just kidding.
by daybreaker
Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Copper Repipe...have you done it?
Replies: 11
Views: 1727


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