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by fwmodern
Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Condensation on inside of windows
Replies: 36
Views: 10572

On a related note: Most of the Cliff May home foundations here in Dallas are concrete slabs built on grade. From the ones I have seen, the HVAC ducts are located underground. Here is Texas, I would assume that the climate would have little affect on transfer loss in underground duct, but I am curio...
by fwmodern
Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Another flooring decision
Replies: 19
Views: 3288

Thanks for posting this thread. I have been mulling over whether to use cork in my master bedroom. I would really like to see some pictures of both new and old cork flooring installations from members, if anyone has some to share. I've not seen much cork in real life outside of a bottle of wine. Min...
by fwmodern
Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Period floor registers
Replies: 4
Views: 2319

Thanks, Van. The size I would need would cost 120.90 each. That's a bit out of my price range! I need 7 to cover in my living area alone. I really want something more substantial, too. Meaning that I want a good looking grate that is 1/8 inch thick, in chrome like the remaining originals and not som...
by fwmodern
Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Period floor registers
Replies: 4
Views: 2319

Period floor registers

I've googled quite a bit looking for appropriate covers for my floor ducts and have found a few things that will suffice but thought maybe someone here has a source for original designs or reproductions of MCM floor registers. It seems that only these houses and mobile homes have floor ducts and mos...
by fwmodern
Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Purchasing an MCM Home
Replies: 14
Views: 1623

The biggest problem I ran into with my flat roof is puddling or lagooning... with a vinyl membrane, ponding water doesn't matter. it's only an issue when it freezes. if foam is an option for roofing in your area, they can build up the low spots to prevent ponding. With a vinyl membrane, they can bu...
by fwmodern
Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: OUR NEW HOME FT. WORTH TEXAS
Replies: 38
Views: 6499

I saw this house in person on Sunday. The photos absolutely do not do it justice. It is a true work of art and has been painstakingly preserved all of these years. What a great find and I can't imagine anyone who deserves it more than the two of you. You mentioned a lighted crawlspace... Is your hou...
by fwmodern
Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Purchasing an MCM Home
Replies: 14
Views: 1623

The biggest problem I ran into with my flat roof is puddling or lagooning. My house settled a lot over the years and I can get puddles in some areas that are a few inches deep. The roof is new but if water sits, it will find a way in and erode the roofing surface more quickly, too. My best advice is...
by fwmodern
Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Another Fort Worth MCM gem
Replies: 11
Views: 10051

I believe it to be a Hauer wall but I can not get anyone to return my calls at that company so I probably will never know for sure. Even if it's not, I love it and it was what made me instantly fall in love with the place. And yes, it's a huge change from living in a bungalow. Seriously, I feel like...
by fwmodern
Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: a Realtor's definition of obsolete as applied to homes-
Replies: 18
Views: 3305

It truly is annoying when realtors don't "get" something different from what is being built today but it is a serious problem with appraisers. I had to take a second mortgage out to purchase my home because the appraiser couldn't give extra points just because "you think that this hou...
by fwmodern
Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Another Fort Worth MCM gem
Replies: 11
Views: 10051

Here is a slideshow of a few before shots. I wish I'd taken more but this gives a general idea of the state of the entire place when we bought it. I also included the magazine scans that you can't really see or read. http://s172.photobucket.com/albums/w28/houseodessey/?action=view&current=9c3baf...
by fwmodern
Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: The Regret list : If I had to do it all over again....
Replies: 42
Views: 52316

Lots of regrets here, too. I wish that I had flooded the roof prior to having it re-done so I could have spotted all of the low spots/lagoons over the master bedroom and living area. Then we could have addressed those before hand and avoided three years of leaks/additional drains/ceiling repairs. I ...
by fwmodern
Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Another Fort Worth MCM gem
Replies: 11
Views: 10051

Thanks, Eric. I may try to stop by your place this evening if you'll be around.

I scanned the magazine article and put it on my photo bucket link but I can't get the scans to enlarge much. If anyone has advice on how to make them bigger, please let me know.
by fwmodern
Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:51 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Vote on our floor!
Replies: 30
Views: 3738

by fwmodern
Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Another Fort Worth MCM gem
Replies: 11
Views: 10051

I think that the garage doors are decidedly not original. I have the original plans and magazine article w/ pics of a carport and a covered atrium but I am unable to operate the scanner so I'll have hubby do it tomorrow. If I were a total purist, I'd rip them out but the owners did do a really good ...
by fwmodern
Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Another Fort Worth MCM gem
Replies: 11
Views: 10051

Another Fort Worth MCM gem

I was invited here by a new neighbor who stopped by to compare house notes earlier today. Thanks for telling me about this great resource, 1963modern1. Our houses were both built by the same family so we're looking forward to comparing/contrasting the 2 properties. Here's a little slideshow of my ho...
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