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by Colonel Flagg
Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Moultrie, GA
Replies: 0
Views: 1989

Moultrie, GA

by Colonel Flagg
Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: RIP: Theodore van Fossen
Replies: 6
Views: 1023

Forget about Rush Creek for the moment. He was also one of the architects for an endangered property known as "Glenbrow" or, more popularly known as the Gunning House, on East Broad Street in the Blacklick-Reynoldsburg area... I post on this message board and others periodically about this...
by Colonel Flagg
Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Tar & Gravel Roof Tri-Level
Replies: 15
Views: 5209

Thanks to all who answered, especially Classic Form. The house is actually in Chicagoland. Perfectly FLAT roof, no pitch. This picture is from the top of the backyard steps, looking across the roof over the bedrooms, where most of the leaks are. The 2 skylights are above the 2 bathrooms, which are b...
by Colonel Flagg
Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:20 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Tar & Gravel Roof Tri-Level
Replies: 15
Views: 5209

Tar & Gravel Roof Tri-Level

Need some advice... I have never had to deal with a tar & gravel roof - This house needs a new roof badly. The house has no yard, literally plunked down in the middle of the woods. Roof is so covered with moss that you can barely see the white gravel. Leaky areas are currently tarped. I understa...
by Colonel Flagg
Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Auburn Hills, MI
Replies: 0
Views: 395

Auburn Hills, MI

Found this gem in the shadow of the Chrysler World Headquarters, in suburban Detroit:

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhom ... 1120556302

Funny, the realtor says it's an "arts & crafts" house :roll:
by Colonel Flagg
Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Olympia Fields, IL
Replies: 0
Views: 381

Olympia Fields, IL

Want a bargain? Are you "handy" enough to undo Home Depot remuddling and vandalism? The idiots ripped out all of the fixtures when the bank foreclosed on this beauty... but it was such an amateurish, craptastic job, I'm not sure it matters. Sadly though, this house is made of slate, and th...
by Colonel Flagg
Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Sagging Beam
Replies: 9
Views: 1358

Thanks Kevin. I appreciate your advice. Here's what the house looks like: http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu82/Kayla565/OFhouse.jpg Looking at the front, the bedrooms are left of the foyer, ground level. The foyer is a 2-story (like in a Bi-Level) with the split-stairway. The living room and kitc...
by Colonel Flagg
Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Sagging Beam
Replies: 9
Views: 1358

It's also possible to use a GluLam beam instead of a one-piece beam to save on cost. The GluLam beam is a large beam made up of several smaller planks that are tied together as one. Either way, an engineer or at least a very experienced post/beam contractor is going to have to look at this first to...
by Colonel Flagg
Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Sagging Beam
Replies: 9
Views: 1358

I agree on the structural engineer. But I have a feeling that would be pricey to bring an expert like that out to the property. That beam is 26 feet long. It spans the entire second floor, and is supported only by the exterior walls on each end. Curious to find out if anyone else has had to deal wit...
by Colonel Flagg
Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-Century america- what to see?
Replies: 12
Views: 1838

Good point about the weather in the south mid-west! But I'm used to 120 in Palm Springs in the summer, so I can probably handle it! LOL! Paul it's the humidity and bugs! Let's see.... A. Humidity & Bugs B. Fires, mud slides, and earthquakes. Pretty sure I'll stick with A...... Joe, Following yo...
by Colonel Flagg
Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Sagging Beam
Replies: 9
Views: 1358

Sagging Beam

Thinking of buying this house, but what appears to be a sagging beam has me a bit apprehensive. The house is a flat roofed split level, built in 1955. Odd design with the living room / dining / kitchen on the upper level, split bi-level style foyer & bedrooms on the main level, office / laundry ...
by Colonel Flagg
Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:25 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Columbus, OHIO MCM $420,000 3500 sq ft.
Replies: 5
Views: 1136

What a phenomenal opportunity.But I wonder if one could get financing on it in that condition. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the Gunning House may qualify for an FHA 203K Loan, also known as a "Rehab Loan".... It allows 5% down, with funds available to repair the home. From viewi...
by Colonel Flagg
Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Columbus, OHIO MCM $420,000 3500 sq ft.
Replies: 5
Views: 1136

Why haven't you considered Glenbrow, also known as "The Gunning House" over on E.Broad Street?

Needs LOTS of TLC, but what a cool pad that place could be.

If I could get the financing, I'd buy it just to rescue it. It's a shame what has happened to that wonderful property.
by Colonel Flagg
Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Loiusville, Lexington or Cincinnati-- want to buy
Replies: 19
Views: 1516

Colonel Flagg wrote:Ok, found the photo-tour. Be prepared to be amazed:

http://ed850a9e63f38acfcc457a187942175f ... e_tour.pdf


just an update.

The 'Gunning House' near Columbus (see above) continues to sit there and deteriorate with no takers.
by Colonel Flagg
Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Loiusville, Lexington or Cincinnati-- want to buy
Replies: 19
Views: 1516

Ok, found the photo-tour. Be prepared to be amazed:

http://ed850a9e63f38acfcc457a187942175f ... e_tour.pdf
by Colonel Flagg
Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:04 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Loiusville, Lexington or Cincinnati-- want to buy
Replies: 19
Views: 1516

Here you go: http://www.tclf.org/landslide/gunning/index.html I really wish I could buy this one myself, but I have no reason to be in Columbus. Price is $275,000. It's on realtor.com as well. Search under Blacklick, OH and you'll see it. I have a slide-show on it somewhere too - just gotta find the...
by Colonel Flagg
Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Loiusville, Lexington or Cincinnati-- want to buy
Replies: 19
Views: 1516

Glad to see somebody finally interested in something besides Cah-Lee-Forn-Yah....... :| In Cincinnati, check Greenhills, and Wyoming, and Amberley Village. There are MCM houses there. There are some pricey MCM "estates" in Indian Hill, but these are usually advertised as "the value is...
by Colonel Flagg
Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Bloomfield Township, MI - Harold Turner A-Frame
Replies: 0
Views: 296

Bloomfield Township, MI - Harold Turner A-Frame

I love this site, but I grow very bored with all of the "Left Coast" real estate listings...... There are some great Mid-Mod houses in fly-over country too, and it's time to start posting them here: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/5530-Shadow-Ln_Bloomfield-Twp_MI_48302_110...
by Colonel Flagg
Sat May 30, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Alamosa, Colorado
Replies: 0
Views: 291

Alamosa, Colorado

Alamosa is in the lovely San Luis Valley of south central Colorado...... found this interesting mid-mod gem there:

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhom ... 1109396438

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