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by modernmecca
Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Palm Springs, CA Hugh Kaptur AIA Original MCM Home $499,950
Replies: 0
Views: 1917

Palm Springs, CA Hugh Kaptur AIA Original MCM Home $499,950

1960 Mid-Century Post & Beam by acclaimed Architect Hugh Kaptur, AIA. Recently restored by Modern Mecca, this text book Kaptur design is possibly the best architectural home in this price range. 3 bedroom & 2.5 bathroom has 1,510 sq. ft. of living space that offers the ultimate in desert liv...
by modernmecca
Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Richard Neutra - 1955 Kronish house - Beverly Hills
Replies: 23
Views: 8104

The Kronish house sold today for $12,800,000. The buyers plan to restore the home.

http://www.latimes.com/classified/reale ... vrit=83598
by modernmecca
Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Le Corbusier's Chandigarh
Replies: 4
Views: 2358

Please join other like-minded Preservationists and help save Le Corbusier's Chandigarh. This article in The Guardian newspaper explains the gravity of the situation: Le Corbusier's Indian masterpiece Chandigarh is stripped for parts Group rallies to rescue city built as monument to modernity from ne...
by modernmecca
Mon May 02, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Oscar Niemeyer's Strick House Santa Monica,CA
Replies: 3
Views: 2411

by modernmecca
Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Oscar Niemeyer's Strick House Santa Monica,CA
Replies: 3
Views: 2411

Great photos! Happy to learn that Niemeyer's Strick House is in good hands.

Thanks so much for sharing!
by modernmecca
Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: recent problems with the website
Replies: 90
Views: 32225

I am also having problems with the site. Just now I tried posting a reply to a previous topic I created, and the lottaliving site keeps bringing me back to the main page.

After about 17 tries, I finally gave up :(
by modernmecca
Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Frank Sinatra's Twin Palms Estate: It's Historic!
Replies: 0
Views: 1488

Frank Sinatra's Twin Palms Estate: It's Historic!

Last night the Palm Springs city council voted 4-0 to designate Sinatra's Twin Palms estate a Class 1 historic site. PSPF submitted the nomination of the home to the city on behalf of homeowners Tom and Marianne O'Connell. Special thanks go to Kim and Joe Zakowski for helping underwrite the nominati...
by modernmecca
Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Looking for Mid Century Modern Homes in SoCal (Help Please!)
Replies: 4
Views: 3115

I should add that Ray Kappe's Robinson House (1976) in Long Beach, the Philip Johnson Crystal Cathedral (1980) and The Richard Meier-designed Welcoming Center (2003) in Garden Grove are obviously not mid century modern structures - but are considered Southern California's modernist landmarks and wor...
by modernmecca
Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Looking for Mid Century Modern Homes in SoCal (Help Please!)
Replies: 4
Views: 3115

Yes, there is a database but the website is not live yet. Right off the top of my head in Long Beach, not far from where you are: • Cliff Mays • Edward Killingsworth including Case Study House #25 • Ray Kappe • Paul Tay • Richard Neutra • Paul Livingston Williamson But since you are in Orange:
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by modernmecca
Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Modernism Week 2011 - Who will be attending?
Replies: 2
Views: 1586

by modernmecca
Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Palm Springs, Donald Wexler and His Legacy: 02.26.11
Replies: 0
Views: 1587

Palm Springs, Donald Wexler and His Legacy: 02.26.11

Donald Wexler and His Legacy: Symposium, Lunch & Tour at The Palm Springs Art Museum. Saturday, February 26, 2011 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. $50 Symposium & Lunch $175 Symposium, Lunch & Tour, ADC members $225 Symposium, Lunch & Tour, nonmembers To purchase tickets call the Box Office 760.325.4...
by modernmecca
Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Palm Springs, The Architecture of Donald Wexler 01.29-05.29
Replies: 1
Views: 1322

Palm Springs, The Architecture of Donald Wexler 01.29-05.29

Upcoming Exhibition - Steel and Shade: The Architecture of Donald Wexler: 01.29.11 - 05.29.11 at The Palm Springs Art Museum. "Donald Wexler practiced architecture during what he calls the “golden age” of California architecture from the immediate postwar years through the 1970s. This was a tim...
by modernmecca
Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Frank Sinatra's Twin Palms Estate Historic Site Nomination
Replies: 0
Views: 1803

Frank Sinatra's Twin Palms Estate Historic Site Nomination

Frank Sinatra's Twin Palms residence located in Palm Springs and designed by architect E. Stewart Williams in 1947, submitted for the Class 1 Historic Site Nomination.

http://pspreservationfoundation.org/sinatra_house.html
by modernmecca
Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Palm Springs, Alexander Weekend Pre-Pre-Party – Jan 29, 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1291

Tickets for the Alexander Weekend Pre-Pre-Party are now on sale at PSPF's website: http://www.pspreservationfoundation.org/alexanderpre.html Cheers, ~c --- On Saturday, January 29, 2011 from 7:30-10PM join us for an after-dinner event that includes champagne, white wine and dessert with a topping of...
by modernmecca
Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Palm Springs, Stephens House – December 11, 2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1520

Stephens House: Clark & Frey's Modernist Residential Gem Join us on Saturday, December 11, 2010 from 1-3 PM to experience the Stephens House (1949), an early example of modernist residential architecture by the firm of John Porter Clark and Albert Frey. For students of both American popular cult...
by modernmecca
Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Palm Springs, Royal Hawaiian Estates – November 28, 2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1448

Hawaiian Shirt Sunday 2-4 PM Tomorrow http://www.pspreservationfoundation.org Looking for a fun, free event for your Thanksgiving guests? Join us tomorrow (Sunday) from 2-4PM at 235 East Twin Palms Drive to celebrate Royal Hawaiian Estates’ designation as Palm Springs' first residential historic dis...
by modernmecca
Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Julius Shulman home for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 3403

Photographer Julius Shulman's house in the Hollywood Hills designed by Raphael Soriano sold today at $2,250,000.

http://www.redfin.com/CA/Los-Angeles/78 ... me/7126080
by modernmecca
Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our House on Apartment Therapy!
Replies: 13
Views: 3229

Your house looks amazing! You did a fantastic job! I am a huge fan.
by modernmecca
Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: LA, R.M. Schindler, Gordon House Remodel 1950 - $799K
Replies: 12
Views: 3457

Wow. I am speechless.
by modernmecca
Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Modernica Warehouse Sale Nov 20th
Replies: 2
Views: 1847

by modernmecca
Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Palm Springs, Alexander Weekend Pre-Pre-Party – Jan 29, 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1291

Palm Springs, Alexander Weekend Pre-Pre-Party – Jan 29, 2011

PSPF will host an Alexander Weekend “Pre-pre-Party” to publicize the foundation's upcoming Alexander Weekend 2011 program. This after-dinner event will include cocktails and dessert with a topping of cool jazz by homeowners and co-hosts Joan and Gary Gand. The party will take place at the Gand's bea...
by modernmecca
Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Palm Springs, Stephens House – December 11, 2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1520

Palm Springs, Stephens House – December 11, 2010

The Stephens House (1949), designed by the firm of John Porter Clark and Albert Frey, has not been seen by the public for more than fifty years. This beautiful, but forgotten, modernist gem will be “unveiled” by the foundation at a special event from 1-3PM on Saturday, December 11, 2010. The Stephen...
by modernmecca
Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Palm Springs, Royal Hawaiian Estates – November 28, 2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1448

Palm Springs, Royal Hawaiian Estates – November 28, 2010

In February of 2010, Royal Hawaiian Estates (at the intersection of East Twin Palms and South Palm Canyon Drives) was designated Palm Springs' first residential historic district by the city council. PSPF will host a free educational event at the historic condominium complex from 2–4PM on Sunday, No...
by modernmecca
Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:52 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: OC, Neutras in Orange County > Oct. 16
Replies: 4
Views: 2626

Until February 25, 2011.
by modernmecca
Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: New MCM-related books for wish lists and as possible gifts
Replies: 1
Views: 1425

I'm adding this one to my collection of MCM books: Casa Modernista: A History of the Brazil Modern House Alan Hess (Author), Alan Weintraub (Photographer), Jose de Assis Lefevre (Foreword) http://www.amazon.com/Casa-Modernista-History-Brazil-Modern/dp/0847831752/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qi...
by modernmecca
Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: OC, Neutras in Orange County > Oct. 16
Replies: 4
Views: 2626

by modernmecca
Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Finally got around to updating my Blog...
Replies: 5
Views: 1927

Love the floors and green/white/grey color combo! Great choices!
by modernmecca
Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:34 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Idyllwild, John Lautner: Visit the Pearlman Cabin> Aug 29
Replies: 0
Views: 1181

Idyllwild, John Lautner: Visit the Pearlman Cabin> Aug 29

Architecture Fans: Save the date. Visit the Pearlman Cabin designed by influential American Architect, John Lautner.

The house will be open from 1 – 5 pm on Sunday, August 29.

http://www.johnlautner.org/wp/?p=473

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